The NSW Government is continuing to strengthen mental health care by investing an additional $20 million into mental health reform, totalling $95 million in the  2017-18 financial year.

Implemented in 2014, the reform is a 10 year plan in response to the  Mental Health Commission of NSW’s Living Well report, which aims to improve outcomes for those living with a mental illness.

The Government will continue to improve mental health services and the wellbeing of the community in partnership with non-government organisations (NGOs), consumers and carers to deliver better lives for people with mental illness, their families and carers.

Strengthening mental health care in NSW

The NSW Government is undertaking a decade-long whole-of-government enhancement of mental health care. The reforms come in response to the Mental Health Commission of NSW’s Living Well report,  a framework for reform which puts people - not processes - at the centre of the mental health care system.
The Government commitment was outlined in ​the Strengthening Mental Health Care brochure and a series of fact sheets outlining the Government’s key initiatives to strengthen mental health care in NSW:
 Living Well – Putting People at the Centre of Mental Health Reform in NSW - A Report was developed by the Mental Health Commission of NSW following a two-year consultation with the NSW community that engaged more than 2000 people, of whom more than 800 were people who experience mental illness and their families and carers. Read more about the Commission and its work on the Mental Health Commission website. 


Page Updated: Monday 30 October 2017