This is the first of two companion papers designed to set the scene for the development of a Strategic Plan for Mental Health in NSW. It reflects the issues and challenges I have found since I was appointed Commissioner in August 2012 and sets out my initial thinking in relation to a vision and a set of principles to guide mental health reform in this state. The second paper will provide a statistical and historical context to describe the current state of mental health in NSW. John Feneley, Commissioner.
13 June 2013