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Our Pledge To Fix Australia's Mental Health System

We recognise that Australia’s mental health system is not meeting the needs of people suffering from mental ill-health. There were 32 statutory inquiries into mental health care between 2006 and 2012 that all came to the same conclusion – our mental health system is simply not fit for purpose. It needs to be redesigned and strengthened.

We believe that every Australian should be able to access the mental health care they need, when they need it, for as long as they need it. We believe that no one should be turned away from hospitals, GPs or mental health care services without a clear pathway to quality care and support.

We believe that high-quality mental health services should be easy to access for all Australians regardless of location. No one should have to wait months for access to appropriate support.

We believe mental and physical health care should be integrated and easy to navigate. We know that people with mental ill-health require clearly defined and properly coordinated care of both their physical and mental health.

We believe that every Australian has a right to the same standard of care for their mental health as their physical health needs.

We believe that prevention and early intervention must become a cornerstone of new models of care. We must engage and treat people with mental-ill health at the earliest possible time, save lives, prevent the progression of long-term illness and the development of high-risk crisis situations.

We recognise that fixing this problem requires not only investment, but also fundamental, systemic reform. This includes a new national mental health architecture that delivers timely, high-quality care for all Australians with mental ill-health. We understand that this is a task that involves the Australian public and all governments, State and Federal.

We commit to the development of policies, legislation and Budget priorities that advance these values, fix the mental health system and transform outcomes for the 4 million Australians suffering mental ill-health.