Checking in five years on

The Commission is undertaking a mid-term review of Living Well: A Strategic Plan for Mental Health in NSW 2014 – 2024, the 10-year plan for mental health reform in NSW.  As part of this review, the Commission has been consulting with a broad range of stakeholders around NSW to consider the effort 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 will be providing advice to the Minister for Mental Health about potential priorities for reform.

We want to hear from you

The views of people with lived experience of mental health issues and caring, families and kinship groups, the mental health sector and the wider community are essential in the Living Well Mid-Term Review. The Commission needs your views and understanding of how mental health reform is tracking and where the refreshed strategy should direct future priorities. 

This is why we have created the online Living Well mid-term review survey.

By taking part in the survey the Commission will be able to understand your issues and perspectives and include that together with everything else we have learned from community consultations across the State, reviewing changes in services and programs, and considering mental health trends and research that relate to enabling people to live well. .


With your input the Commission will be able to provide the Minister for Mental Health with clear recommendations on the future priority areas for Living Well, informed by lived experience, the community and those working to improve the mental health and wellbeing of people.

Your contributions are valuable, so please take 10 minutes to fill in the online survey and share with your contacts, colleagues and networks so a strong community voice can inform this important work.

We will keep the survey open until mid-September 2019.

Please take a few minutes to complete the survey

Local examples of reform

The Commission has been holding local consultations along with a range of roundtables and agency meetings. The purpose of these consultations is to gather local information and learnings on reform initiatives that demonstrate progress and align with at least one of the following domains highlighted in Living Well

•    Making it local
•    Getting in earlier
•    Better responses
•    Care for all
•    Putting people first
•    Right type of care.

View the examples of reform

Living Well Resources

Living Well language guide
Living Well domains

More information

To find out more you can: