About the report
The inquiry final report was handed to the Australian Government on 30 June 2020 and released publicly on 16 November 2020. QCMHR’s Professor Harvey Whiteford served as Associate Commissioner during the Inquiry.
The report discusses some key influences on people’s mental health, examines the effect of mental health on people’s ability to participate and prosper in the community and workplace, and implications more generally for our economy and productivity.
It makes recommendations to the Australian and State and Territory Governments, to improve the mental health of people of all ages and cultural backgrounds, working with people who have experience of mental illness, and with their families and carers.
Recommended reforms extend across workplaces, schools and universities, the justice system, community groups and services for healthcare, psychosocial support, and housing.