The Australian Government is developing a National Mental Health Workforce Strategy (the Strategy) for endorsement by Council of Australian Governments Health Council. The Strategy will identify key workforce challenges and actions to support the effective provision of mental health services across Australia. Development of the Strategy will be overseen by this independent Taskforce with a report and recommendations to be provided to the Australian Government in late 2020. A final Strategy will be provided to Government by 30 June 2021.

Further information

  • Type of Body

    D. Advisory Body - Policy and Stakeholder Consultation

  • Established By / Under


  • Paid Members?


  • Max No. of Board/Committee Members


  • Classification

    B. Secondary

  • Function Categorization

    Advisory Board

  • Creation Date

    17 January 2020

Current board appointments

Position Appointee Start Date End Date
Chair Ms. Jennifer Taylor PSM 11 January 2020 30 June 2021
Chair Mr. Thomas Brideson 11 January 2020 30 June 2021
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