Australia - International Document

Response to Productivity and Commission issue paper: The Social and Economic Benefits of Improving Mental Health


Author(s):*Listed Alphabetically
Department of Communications and the Arts

Year of Publication:
2019

Publisher(s):
Department of Communication and the Arts

Publication Type:
Report

Abstract:

This submission draws on work that informed the 2018 Research Overview of Arts and Disability in Australia, as well as broader arts and health literature, both Australian and international. Case studies have been included to illustrate the ways in which Australian arts initiatives have successfully promoted mental health, increased social inclusion and opened community conversations about mental health and suicide.

The central premise of this submission is that a greater availability of arts programs to a greater number of people would improve mental health outcomes and provide long-term benefits for particular consumers, carer groups and Australians more broadly.



Evidence Type: Policy Document

Main Focus: Wellbeing / Quality of life

Research Purpose: Discussion / Debate

Context: Community

Art Forms: Multi-Arts

Access Type: Free Download

APA Citation:

Department of Communications and the Arts. (2019). Response to Productivity and Commission issue paper: The Social and Economic Benefits of Improving Mental Health. Australia: Department of Communications and the Arts.