About Australians for Mental Health


Australians for Mental Health is a movement of people suffering mental ill-health, their families, and friends. We exist to achieve fundamental, systemic reform of the mental health system. We demand a new national mental health culture and architecture that delivers timely, high-quality care for Australians with mental ill-health.

If mental ill-health has touched you, your family, or friends and you know the broken system needs to be fixed, join today.

Why Now

Mental ill-health affects all of us. Our family, friends, colleagues and neighbours. More than half of us will suffer from mental ill- health in our lifetime. Until now, the voice of the 4 million Australians with mental ill-health, their families and friends have not been heard. We will build a movement that will call for real solutions. No more band-aids.

Our Vision

Access to care

Every Australian experiencing mental ill- health, their families and carers, can receive high-quality care and support when, where, and for as long as they need it.

Equality of care

Every Australian can expect the same level of care for their mental health as they do for their physical health.

Clear pathways to care

People with mental ill-health require clearly defined and properly coordinated care of both their physical and mental health.

Improved prevention and early intervention services

Prevention and early intervention services must be scaled up to engage and treat people with mental-ill health at the earliest possible time and prevent the progression of illness and the development of high-risk crisis situations.