The SA Mental Health Commission has contributed submissions to state and federal investigations, ensuring people with mental illness and their communities were included. Commission executives also attend hearings and enquiries.
In the 2018–2019 financial year, the Commission put forward 10 submissions to state and federal investigations including the Australian Senate Inquiry on Accessibility and quality of mental health services in rural and remote Australia.
The Commission also facilitated a visit from the Productivity Commission’s Inquiry on Mental Health by co-hosting a forum with our Youth Advisory Group.
As a result, the Productivity Commission representatives met with members of the Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) community in Adelaide.
Fifty four people from 29 different multicultural groups attended the forum, providing rich and diverse conversation and views for the Productivity Commission.
The Commission also supported the National Mental Health Commission’s Connections 2019 Town Hall meetings in Adelaide and Port Lincoln to help shape a 2030 vision for mental health and suicide prevention in Australia.
The Commission’s submissions include:
- The National Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Information Priorities 3rd Edition Consultation
- Mental Health Services in Rural and Remote Australia
- Provision of services for people with a mental illness transitioning to the NDIS
- Selection Committee on Health Services in South Australia
- Social Development Committee – SA Public Health Act
- Senate Committee on Community Affairs – Aged Care Quality Assessment and Accreditation framework
- Wellbeing SA
- Health and Wellbeing Strategy
- Suicide Prevention Implementation Strategy
- Disability Inclusion Plan
- Outcomes Framework for Children and Young People
- Digital Mental Health Certification Framework
- National Mental Health Commission Priority Area 5 of 5th national Mental Health Plan
- Youth Mental Health Services – Office of the Chief Psychiatrist
Links to the SA Mental Health Strategic Plan 2017–2022:
Strategic Direction 3:
Provide integrated services that work better together.
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