Our Evidence Check review conducted for the Mental Health Commission of NSW showed that major gaps exist in our knowledge about what types of programs actually work to help people with mental illness, despite the billions of dollars invested in the sector. The review received coverage in The Sydney Morning Herald and regional Fairfax press, and the ABC.
It shows that while the conservative cost of mental illness to the community is more than $10 billion a year, there is little Australian research available on where those taxpayer dollars would be most effectively spent.
A selection of media coverage:
Assessment of mental health treatment hurt by lack of data
Sydney Morning Herald