31 August 2018

The NSW Mental Health Commission is pleased to release two documents that outline our focus areas and priorities for the next five years.

Partnering with the community for a stronger Commission details our response to the recent independent Review of the Mental Health Commission of NSW, including how the Commission will act on the Review's recommendations. 

Key Directions 2018-2023 outlines the  Commission's six strategic objectives for the next five years. These have been informed by the Review, the Commission's achievements to date, feedback from the community, and the impact of broader changes happening in mental health care.

NSW Mental Health Commissioner Catherine Lourey said the Commission’s work over the next five years to 2023 will focus on three functions: advocacy, strategic planning and systemic reviews.

"Our work will highlight gaps, successes and leading practice as well as opportunities for reform critical to improve people’s journeys through systems and throughout life," Ms Lourey said. 

"A collaborative approach is fundamental to the Commission being able to fulfill our role. People with lived experience of mental health issues, and families and carers, are key partners in our work. Likewise, working with Aboriginal people and supporting their leadership to improve the social and emotional wellbeing of Aboriginal communities is a priority. "

The Commission extends its sincere thanks to all those who contributed to and provided feedback on both our first five years of work, and the development of these documents including Deputy Commissioners; Community Advisory Council; people with lived experience of mental health issues, families and carers; government and community organisations; and communities across NSW.

View the Commission's Response to the Review of the Mental Health Commission of NSW.

View the Commission's Key Directions 2018-2023.

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Last updated: 3 September 2018