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. 


Living Well in Focus 2020-2024

Living Well in Focus 2020-2024 is the result of the mid-term review and identifies three whole-of-government strategic priorities that inform the direction of mental health reform over the next five years. These strategic priorities, which are underpinned by seven focus areas, will provide the best opportunity for good mental health and wellbeing of all people in NSW. 

The strategic priorities will:

  1. strengthen community recovery and resilience
  2. strategically invest in community wellbeing and mental health
  3. ensure the right workforce for the future.

Read Living Well in Focus 2020-2024


Living Well: A Strategic Plan for Mental Health in NSW 2014-2024

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: A Strategic Plan for Mental Health in NSW 2014-2024 - Accessible version

Download Living Well: A Strategic Plan for Mental Health in NSW 2014-2024 - 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.