Open minds. Improve services. Transform Australia.
We are at a tipping point for mental health reform in Australia. Not only can we no longer afford to do nothing, but we now have the opportunity, capacity and momentum to deliver genuinely transformational change.
Our current mental health system of late intervention within a beleaguered acute health system often abandons people at precisely the times they should be getting the most help. The achievable alternative is to live in communities in which people are increasingly enlightened about mental health issues and where locally based services respond early, expertly and effectively whenever we begin to struggle with our mental health.
This website as a resource for concerned Australians, policy-makers and people who work in mental health services who want to help to achieve mental health reform. I have no doubt that working constructively together, we can achieve a new deal on mental health that expresses all that is best about Australia.