Mental Health

Make a submission to the Productivity Commission now

The Commission is seeking further information and feedback following the release of the draft report on 31 October 2019.

Submissions are due by Thursday 23 January 2020.

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Framework for Mental Health in Multicultural Australia: Towards culturally inclusive service delivery

The Framework for Mental Health in Multicultural Australia - the Framework is a free, nationally available online resource which allows organisations and individual practitioners to evaluate and enhance their cultural responsiveness. It has been mapped against national standards to help you meet your existing requirements, with access to a wide range of support and resources.

Towards Zero Forum – suicide prevention

Community organisations, the health and government sectors and people with lived experience of suicide are working together towards a national approach to suicide prevention.

A landmark forum in Canberra today has moved Australia a step closer to a coordinated, national approach to suicide prevention.

The forum brought together people from diverse community organisations, the health and government sectors, and people with lived experience.

Minister for Health, Greg Hunt, and Prime Minister Scott Morrison, attended the forum, and said everyone provided valuable insights and ideas that will help the Government respond to the issue.


Mental health a COAG priority

Federal, state and territory health ministers have agreed to work in partnership to address the nationally critical issue of mental health. Ministers also agreed to work towards reforms in aged care, regulation in e-cigarettes, and the next national hospitals agreement. Read more at

CROAKEY: NSW Launches Charter 2020: a National Consensus on Mental Health Reform

The recently released, Charter 2020: Time To Fix Mental Health, sets out nine guiding principles crucial to improving Australia’s mental health system. This document was coordinated by Mental Health Australia (MHA) and has been signed by over 100 organisations.

An overarching theme of Charter 2020 is the need to see mental health in a broad perspective, including taking a person-centred, social determinants of health approach and prioritising investments into prevention and well-being, including a focus on the social and emotional well-being of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians.

Read more at Croakey

Making Connections with your Mental Health and Wellbeing - Tell your Story

The National Mental Health Commission (Commission) will be visiting 23 cities and towns and wants to connect with everyone involved in mental health – especially people with lived experience, their families and organisations that provide support and care.

Every Australian’s living experience of mental health and social and emotional wellbeing is important to the Commission and your voices are a critical part of shaping the 2030 Vision for the future of Australians’ mental health and well-being. The Commission is looking forward to making CONNECTIONS… in each community, to hear in person from people with a living experience of mental health, suicide and wellbeing, as well as representatives of the community leaders across all services and support.

See FLYER for more information

Introducing the SWS Recovery College

The SWS recovery college provides courses, workshops and pop up hubs that promotes healing, wellbeing and recovery. It is a place for people to come together to learn from each other, share experiences, reach a new understanding of mental health and achieve their goals and aspirations. Our aim is to support and encourage people with mental health recovery; consumers, carers and service providers.

The co-production model followed by recovery colleges promotes shared understanding, breaks down barriers, reduces stigma and increases understanding and support in the community. The SWS Recovery College courses and workshops are co-designed by Peer Trainer/Tutors and an Expert Panel and co-facilitated by two Peer Trainer/Tutors with a mental health lived experience.

Our first ten week course will be commencing 22 July with the first topic being ‘Exploring Recovery and Motivation’.

Exploring Recovery and Motivation
Stream: Campbelltown & Camden
When: Monday 22 July
Time: 10am to 2pm
Venue: Macarthur Disability Services, Campbelltown

Stream: Bankstown, Fairfield and Liverpool
When: Wednesday 24 July
Time: 10am to 2pm
Venue: Liverpool Library

Stream: Wingecarribee & Wollondilly
When: Thursday 25 July
Time: 10am to 2pm
Venue: Community Links

Registrations and enquiries
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 02 4621 8400

Keep an eye on your inbox for flyers and timetables coming soon.
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This service is supported by funding from South Western Sydney PHN through the Australian Government’s PHN Program, in partnership with One Door Mental Health.

Mental Health Directory - South West Sydney

The South Western Sydney Primary Health Network (SWSPHN) have developed a directory of local mental health and support services for the South Western Sydney Region (Bankstown, Fairfield, Liverpool, Campbelltown, Camden, Wollondilly & Wingecarribee.
The 'Recovery Point' directory can be accessed online or by downloading the mobile app for smartphones, tablet or desktop device.