Policy and Advocacy

At Beyond Blue, we are committed to promoting good mental health and creating change to protect everyone’s mental wellbeing, and to help people to recover if they become unwell.

We combine the experiences of people affected by anxiety, depression and suicide, with the evidence generated by researchers and evaluators, to influence public and political opinion and policy.

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Our policy and advocacy priorities

  • Mental health system reform

  • Children's mental health

  • Preventing suicide

  • Promoting mental wellbeing and preventing mental ill-health

  • Earlier intervention, low-intensity and digital mental health support

Beyond Blue policy submissions

Beyond Blue aims to positively influence and impact national, state and territory policies to ensure that they consider the needs of people with depression and anxiety and their family and friends, and improve mental health. Beyond Blue's recent submissions to policy consultation processes include:

Beyond Blue policy research

Beyond Blue commissioned the Sax Institute to procure five evidence review checks to inform its policy development.

Beyond Blue position statements and information papers

Beyond Blue develops evidence-based position statements and information papers to communicate our position on key issues associated with depression, anxiety and suicide.
These include:

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