Have your say: Connections2022

What does an accessible, equitable and inclusive mental health system based on lived experience look like? The National Mental Health Commission wants to hear your views.

Many Australians, particularly people in the eating disorders community, have an experience of the mental health and suicide prevention system, whether they have reached out to a service, provided care and support to a family member or friend who has a lived or living experience of mental ill-health, or they are involved in delivering mental health or suicide prevention services.

In July the National Mental Health Commission launched the Making Connections for Your Mental Health and Wellbeing (Connections2022) program. From 11 July to 18 October the National Mental Health Commission team, led by Chief Executive Officer Christine Morgan, will be visiting 34 cities and towns across Australia and hosting an online survey to hear about your experiences of the mental health and/or suicide prevention system in your community. 

Connections2022 is an opportunity to share how the mental health system is working for you and your community, any challenges you have experienced that impact your mental health and wellbeing and thoughts about what a functioning mental health system would look like for you.

o What has been the biggest challenge for your community in the past 2 years?
o What has supported your mental health during those times?
o How will you know when things are getting better for your mental health?
o What improvements would you like to see happen in your community?

Your voice is vital to understanding what is and isn’t working and if real and impactful change is being made in communities across Australia. By sharing your experience, you can help the Commission to build evidence that shapes outcomes for future national mental health and suicide prevention reform.

Register to attend a community event

Access the Connections2022 Survey

Please share this news with colleagues and people who may wish to share their experiences of the mental health or suicide prevention system and contribute to this important initiative.

For more information you can also call toll free 1800 220 246 or email community@making-connections.com.au

If this has raised any issues for you, support is available from:
- Lifeline on 13 11 14
- Beyond Blue on 1300 22 4636
- Kids Helpline on 1800 55 1800


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