What’s the problem

Mental illness affects 4,000,000 Australians. Everyday, eight Australians take their own life. Australia’s mental health services are fragmented, underfunded, hard to access, and of poor quality. People who need help can’t get the care they require.

Why now?

Our Solution

We demand a new national mental health culture and architecture that delivers timely, high quality care. Every Australian should be able to access the mental health care they need, when they need it, for as long as they need it.

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Who is Australians For Mental Health?

We are a people’s movement fighting to fix the broken system. We are the 4 million Australians with mental ill-health, their family, and friends.

We have a plan and we need your voice to help us achieve it.

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Your stories

After her journey with depression and posttraumatic stress disorder, Claire decided she wanted to help others facing a similar struggle. Now a ‘peer worker’, Claire supports those experiencing mental ill health. She offers her insights into being on ‘both sides’ of the mental health system.

Ella has lived with an eating disorder since she was just 12 years old. Her road to recovery has been plagued by stigma, disjointed treatment and a lack of understanding. At 26, Ella’s journey is still unfolding, but she has finally found treatment services and the support that she needs...

Despite experiencing depression for as long as she can remember, Alexis’ journey is one of, ups and downs, persistence and ultimately, recovery. She shared her story with us to encourage others, and remind us that there is always hope.