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The National Mental Health Commission has launched the Engage and Participate in Mental Health project. We invite your contribution and welcome your help in promoting the project throughout your contacts and networks.

Consumers, carers, families, support people and other stakeholders are invited to share your knowledge and experience through this consultation.

There are many ways in which you can be involved:





Explainer: all the questions you were too afraid to ask about Indigenous recognition
Australia is on the verge of making history. But there are some contentious and confusing elements. Here's what it all means.

Uluru Statement From The Heart
Australia's First Nations:  "In 1967 we were counted, in 2017 we seek to be heard."

RightWrongs Stolen Generations - Friday (26th May) acknowledges and provides the chance for all people of Australia to come together and share the steps towards healing for the Stolen Generations, their families and communities who were forcibly removed from their families and culture. The ABC has a dedicated webpage that provides insights into Australian First Peoples’ experiences and aspirations. Do take a look.

Rutger Bregman: Poverty isn't a lack of character; it's a lack of cash | TED Talk

Retake on rocket Man to depict the circumstances of refugees

Refugee Mental Health Research to Practice Forum: From Trauma Towards Recovery – 7 Jun 2017, Wolli Creek

Report launched by Professor Allan Fels
03 May 2017 
The economic value of informal mental health caring in Australia

the National Mental Health Commission’s 2016 National Report on Mental Health and Suicide Prevention

Definitions for mechanical and physical restraint in mental health services
03 May 2017 
The National Mental Health Commission commends the Australian Health Ministers’ Advisory Council for endorsing national definitions for mechanical and physical restraint in mental health services. 

The Fifth National Mental Health Draft Plan (Fifth Plan) will seek to establish a national approach for collaborative government effort over the next five years, from 2017 to 2022.

The launch of the 1st National Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Intersex Mental Health & Suicide Prevention Strategy

RAP Online Hub
The Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) program is a framework for organisations to realise their vision for reconciliation.