Sector Unites to Launch Charter 2020

MEDIA RELEASE

21 October 2019

A once in a generation unification of the National Mental Health sector has come to fruition in Canberra this past week with over 100 organisations in the mental health and suicide prevention sectors coming together to launch Charter 2020 on mental health.

Charter 2020 outlines the need for a national agreement for mental health that delivers integration and coordination of mental health services including early intervention and prevention.

Queensland Alliance for Mental Health (QAMH) are extremely proud to be part of a united front for a much-needed mental health reform.

QAMH Acting CEO Jacklyn Whybrow said this display of national unity in the mental health and suicide prevention sectors demonstrates the momentum of change.

“It really was quite special to have representatives from over 100 organisations at Parliament House to launch and sign Charter 2020,” said Mrs Whybrow.

“This shows we are a united front that stands ready to improve Australia’s mental health ahead of the Productivity Commission Inquiry into Mental Health Draft Report that is due to be handed down on the 31st of October.”

“What we are aiming to do is support a National Agenda to ensure a national, organised approach in moving forward with Productivity Commission Recommendations with the key message being ‘it is time to fix mental health.”

QAMH will release a detailed review with initial comments of the Productivity Commission Inquiry into Mental Health Draft Report following its release.

To learn more about Charter 2020 and how QAMH intend on implementing the framework, you can attend our Alternating States, Evidence and Effect Conference (this will be hyperlinked to the registration page) in Cairns on November 7 and 8. QAMH Alternating States, Evidence and Effect Conference will explore in detail about our collaborative approach to systemic change within the mental health sector.

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Charter 2020 Media Release

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