Issues paper released for mental health inquiry

The Productivity Commission was asked to look at the effect of mental health on people’s ability to participate in and prosper in the community and workplace, and the effects it has more generally on our economy and productivity.

The Commission’s inquiry into mental health will look at how governments across Australia, employers, professional and community groups in healthcare, education, employment, social services, housing and justice can contribute to improving mental health for people of all ages and cultural backgrounds.

The Commission recently released an issues paper as part of this inquiry to guide people in preparing a submission. The issues paper sets out some of the issues and questions the Commission has identified as relevant at this early stage of the inquiry.

Initial submissions are due by Friday 5th April 2019.

Further information can be found on the Commission’s website