The 'Monitoring mental health and suicide prevention reform: National report 2019' has been released by the National Mental Health Commission.
It outlines a number of key recommendations for improvement within a changing system stating the mental health system in Australia is undergoing significant change. Reforms such as the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), the Fifth National Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Plan (Fifth Plan), Primary Health Networks (PHNs) and activities in suicide prevention are all occurring simultaneously. These reforms are ambitious in their scope. They are also interrelated which adds to the complexity of their implementation, and it will take time before their implementation leads to sustained change for consumers and carers.