The Fifth National Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Plan

The Fifth National Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Plan (the Fifth Plan) and its Implementation Plan were endorsed by the Council of Australian Governments Health Council (COAG Health Council) on 4 August 2017.

Page last updated: 17 October 2017

The Fifth Plan seeks to establish a national approach for collaborative government effort from 2017 to 2022 across eight targeted priority areas:

  1. Achieving integrated regional planning and service delivery.
  2. Effective suicide prevention.
  3. Coordinated treatment and supports for people with severe and complex mental illness.
  4. Improving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mental health and suicide prevention.
  5. Improving the physical health of people living with mental illness and reducing early mortality.
  6. Reducing stigma and discrimination.
  7. Making safety and quality central to mental health service delivery.
  8. Ensuring that the enablers of effective system performance and system improvement are in place.

The endorsed Fifth Plan and Implementation Plan are available from the COAG Health Council website