Accessing enough help

Our party wants policy to be based on good evidence. In mental health care, the government lags behind in a few critical areas. One of those is areas is Australia’s reliance on programs where people can access a fixed upper limit of appointments. That’s fine if you don’t need more than the upper limit, but […]

Thinking Bigger

When people say ‘mental health’ what comes to mind for most people is ‘mental illness’. We don’t tend to think about how life is shaped by our experiences and that every moment of every day, our mental life is at the core of everything we do. Just as your physical health and well-being is not […]

More meaningful lives

People function better when daily activities are meaningful to them. Our party is focused on policies which help people aspire and reach their potential. We will help Australians connect better with each other, their community, and the world around them. Other parties simplify issues of this kind down to a matter of providing basic education […]

Mental health is an investment

Our party sees the minds of Australian people as our number one asset. A mentally healthy society helps people reach their potential, make the most of life, and strive for a better future. Years of neglect to mental health care in Australia are weighing us down. A sense of scale is needed to understand this […]

What we stand for

The vision of our party is for all people in Australian society to have optimal mental health and well-being. At our national conference this year, we passed a resolution to begin working towards our vision by developing policy on the following domains: Create a simpler system for accessing mental health care under Medicare. We believe […]

Mental health in schools

FACT: One in four young Australians currently has a mental health condition. 1 FACT: Suicide is the biggest killer of young Australians, accounting for the deaths of more young people than car accidents. 2 FACT: Half of all lifetime cases of mental health disorders start by age 14 years. 3 Young people are doing it […]

Medicare Reforms

Medicare support for psychological care has been problematic for many years. At the National Conference, the Australian Mental Health Party will propose several areas of reform to directly address and resolve these issues. More appointments for those who need them In the current Medicare system people can access up to ten visits of psychological care […]