Action Guide to support implementation of The Charter

The Charter Action Guide has been produced to effectively assist organisations and individuals in integrating and utilising the National Communications Charter. They are intended to guide strategic communications principles in the provision of care and everyday communications to reduce suicide and improve the mental health and wellbeing of individuals and communities across Australia.

The Charter recognises the wealth of education and professional development within the mental health and suicide prevention sector and across all levels of Government and aims to act as a unifying resource, representing a formal commitment to working together and developing better structures and processes for collaboration.

Key messages

  • Mental health, social and emotional wellbeing, mental ill-health and suicide prevention are issues of national importance.
  • Mental health and mental ill-health are determined by multiple interacting social, cultural, psychological and biological factors at individual, family and community levels and broader social and institutional levels.
  • Individuals, families and communities have an essential voice and right to self-determination in matters of mental health, mental ill-health and suicide prevention.