Mental health in Australia: An APS insights paper
Despite increased investment in mental health services from state and federal governments, one in two Australians will face mental ill-health at some point in their lives and 3,000 Australians sadly end their lives each year.
"One in two Australians will face mental ill-health at some point in their lives."
Charitable giving to mental health organisations is increasing as community recognition of the need translates into funding in the space. Many charities operate in the mental health sector, focusing on different areas, specific cohorts of individuals, and specialised approaches to intervention and support.
Produced by APS, especially for philanthropists, this paper examines the mental health ecosystem in Australia at a high level and breaks down the not-for-profit approaches to address the issue.