The Australian Government is developing a National Mental Health Workforce Strategy (the Strategy) for endorsement under the National Cabinet Framework. The Strategy will consider the quality, supply, distribution and structure of the mental health workforce; and will identify practical approaches that could be implemented by Australian governments to attract, train and retain the workforce required to meet the demands of the mental health system in the future. The work is being informed by an independent National Mental Health Workforce Strategy Taskforce which is comprised of representatives from across the mental health sector. A final Strategy will be provided to Government in late 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 1 October 2021 31 December 2021
Chair Mr. Thomas Brideson 1 October 2021 31 December 2021
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