Reviewing progress in mental health reform

The Commission undertook a mid term review of Living Well  in 2019.  As part of this review, the Commission consulted with a broad range of stakeholders around NSW to consider the progress that has been made against Living Well over the first five years and to identify priorities and opportunities for the remaining five years of the strategy. The Commission has provided advice to the Minister for Mental Health about priorities for reform and a refreshed Living Well strategy will be delivered to the Minister in late-2020.


Living Well

Living Well: A Strategic Plan for Mental Health in NSW 2014 – 2024 is the the 10-year plan for mental health reform in NSW. Living Well sets a demanding agenda for reform that requires action across multiple areas of Government responsibility and culture change among clinicians, service providers and the community more broadly. The Commission monitors progress towards Living Well’s directions and actions through a program of public reporting. 

Download the full version - Living Well: A Strategic Plan for Mental Health in NSW 2014 - 2024

Download Living Well - Accessible version

Download Living Well - Easy English version

Read One year on - the Commission's 2015 report on reform progress.


Living Well: Putting people at the centre of mental health reform in NSW: A Report

The Report honours the many voices the Commission heard through its community conversations and the stories and insights shared by consumers, their families and carers, and people who work in the mental health sector.

This companion report to Living Well: A Strategic Plan for Mental Health in NSW 2014-2024  includes many personal stories that bring to life the wide consultation carried out across NSW.

Download PDF versions of the Report.