Submission to The Productivity Commission’s Inquiry into the Social and Economic Benefits of Improving Mental Health


CMY and MYAN undertook a review of CMY and MYAN’s previous policy work around issues of mental health and young people from migrant and refugee backgrounds, whilst also drawing upon relevant broader literature. We also held consultations with CMY staff who work directly with young people and their families and with young people on CMY’s Youth Advisory Group. Additionally, we convened a national teleconference with MYAN networks around Australia in relation to the terms of reference.

CMY and MYAN welcome the opportunity to provide feedback to the Commission around mental health and issues facing young people from migrant and refugee backgrounds. CMY and MYAN are pleased to see the Commission’s focus on gaps in services facing particular groups, including youth people and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and an emphasis on the broader contextual factors that impact on mental health.

Read the submission here