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Annual reports

Annual Report 2015-201617 November 2016

This is the Annual Report of the Mental Health Commission of New South Wales for 2015-16.  This year the Living Well reforms... more

Annual Report 2014-201520 November 2015

This is the Annual Report of the Mental Health Commission of New South Wales for 2014-15.  In December 2014, the NSW... more

Annual Report 2013-201424 November 2014

This is the Annual Report of the Mental Health Commission of New South Wales for 2013-14. This has been a year of great... more

Annual Report 2012-201331 October 2013

The Commission's inaugural Annual Report - looking back over our first year. more

Interactive data

Psychological distress and health5 September 2016

In any given month one in eight people in NSW will experience high levels of psychological distress, and nearly half of all... more

Reports and resources

Mental health and wellbeing strategy for first responder organisations in NSW12 October 2016

This strategy sets out the commitment of NSW first responder agencies to promote and protect the mental health and wellbeing... more

The effectiveness of services led or run by consumers in mental health: Rapid review of evidence for recovery-orientated outcomes1 August 2016

Mental health services controlled and run by people with lived experience of mental illness (‘consumers’) are effective in... more

Physical health and mental wellbeing: an evidence guide13 April 2016

The chronic physical health problems and premature deaths of many people who experience mental illness are not acceptable.... more

Community visit reports 201514 March 2016

These reports profile the Commission’s 2015 visits to: more

One year on24 February 2016

Twelve months after the launch of Living Well and the NSW Government’s commitment to adopt and implement all its actions for... more


Review of the Guardianship Act 1987 (NSW)16 February 2017

Since the introduction of the Guardianship Act 1987 (NSW) (the Act), there has been a significant shift in the way the... more

University of Sydney Medical School14 December 2016

The history of mental health treatment in NSW, Australia and internationally, has been very difficult and sometimes... more

NSW Youth Health Policy Consultation31 October 2016

Mental health problems are common among young people in Australia and if not addressed can have long-lasting and costly... more

Foundations for change: Homelessness in NSW31 October 2016

Homelessness is a systemic issue that affects people who have a mental illness. Homelessness and mental illness co-occur... more

Indefinite detention of people with cognitive and psychiatric impairment in Australia13 April 2016

People with cognitive and psychiatric impairment in NSW can be detained as forensic patients in a mental health facility,... more

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