Current Projects

Principles for Forensic Mental Health in Australia

The report is in!

Lived Experience – a stakeholder for the first time in this process!

During 2021/2022 Mental Health Matters 2 led the lived experience consultation for individuals and families who have experience in mental health and criminal justice systems to express their views on a set of principles for forensic mental health in Australia. This involved engaging with people with lived and living experience across Australia who participated via a survey or in one of 4 online workshops.

MHM2 worked in partnership with Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, Queensland Centre for Mental Health Research; Queensland Forensic Mental Health Services; University of Melbourne. The one-year project was funded by the National Mental Health Commission:

The project was completed and the report submitted to the NMHC on 30th June 2022.

The final report is available at:

Further information about the project can be found at:

MHM2 Strategic Plan 2022