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Published Tuesday 4 Dec 2018

The Government has today publicly released the report of the Inquiry into Mental Health and Addiction.

Health Minister, Dr David Clark says the Inquiry into Mental Health and Addiction represents a once-in-a-generation opportunity to rethink how we handle some of the biggest challenges we face as a country.

The Inquiry made 40 recommendations covering a wide range of areas, which include:

    • Increasing access and choice to mental health and addiction services
    • Transforming primary health care
    • Increased support for the non-governmental organisation sector
    • Greater focus on wellbeing, promotion and prevention across government
    • Placing people at the centre of services
    • Action on alcohol and other drugs by taking a health-focused approach
    • Increasing focus on preventing suicide
    • Reforming the Mental Health Act
    • Establishing a new Mental Health and Wellbeing Commission.

The Minister has indicated the Government will respond to the Inquiry in March 2019.

For more information click HERE.