At the beginning of the Federal Election, Mental Health policies were not on anyone’s agenda. Through persistence and perseverance, and the support of thousands of individuals, organisations, leading experts and key politicians, that completely changed.
At the official Coalition party launch on Sunday 26th June 2016, they released their mental health policy meaning that every major party had then committed to investing further into the mental health system. It's a reminder that groups such as ours can and do make a difference. Some may say it’s a small win for this huge issue but we must enjoy the victories along the way.
Australians for Mental Health fought hard to put mental health on the agenda. We met with politicians and candidates from all sides of politics, from Perth to Sydney, from rural & remote to metropolitan. We fought and it’s been done off the back of your support and most importantly the support of individuals living, supporting or caring for people with a mental illness.
We were not silent, and we were heard.
Click through to read our petition that we took to the Politicians and major parties as well as to see the outcomes post our campaign.
Your voice. Your vote.