Mental Health News
Council of Non-Government Organisations on Mental Health (CONGO)
On 9 October 2012, the Mental Health Council of Australia and the National Mental Health Commission co-hosted Australia’s inaugural Council of Non-Government Organisations (CONGO) on Mental Health in Canberra.
Ninety non-government organizations attending the CONGO meeting have formed an alliance and called for the establishment of a national vision for Australia to lead the world in behavioral health by 2022, so that within 10 years Australia is acknowledged internationally as the world leader in behavioral health services, programs, and outcomes. CONGO members agreed to re-commit themselves to placing people with lived experience at the forefront of policy formulation, service design and evaluation.