In Australia at Federal Government level, in the recent past the following have been published: The Australian Cross-Party Federal Parliament Committee into Mental Health and Suicide Prevention – Inquiry into Mental Health and Suicide Prevention https://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Committees/House/Mental_Health_and_Suicide_Prevention/MHSP The Productivity Commission Inquiry into Mental Health https://www.pc.gov.au/inquiries/completed/mental-health The National Mental Health Commission published an annual review of mental health services: https://www.mentalhealthcommission.gov.au/Monitoring-and-Reporting The Federal Department of Health on mental health [no easily accessible Strategic Plan or details of any policy or evaluation framework]: https://www.health.gov.au/health-topics/mental-health-and-suicide-prevention At state level in Victoria where I live the following have been published: The Royal Commission into Mental Health final report – https://finalreport.rcvmhs.vic.gov.au/ The Department of Health’s approach to mental health – https://www.health.vic.gov.au/mental-health The Victorian Auditor-General’s Office’s performance report on access to mental health services – https://www.audit.vic.gov.au/report/access-mental-health-services?section=33104–audit-overview The Victorian Auditor-General’s Office’s performance report into child and youth mental health services – https://www.audit.vic.gov.au/report/child-and-youth-mental-health?section= The Victorian Auditor-General’s Office’s performance report on mental health services for people in crisis – https://www.audit.vic.gov.au/report/mental-health-services-people-crisis?section= There are I believe well over 100 reviews and reports into mental health in Australia since Federation in 1901. And still people are not able to access services in any shape or form to help them better understand their inner experiences. So do we have clarity around what an ethical, moral, human rights informed, fit for purpose approach to mental health looks like, sounds like, feels like? I ask the questions: Why did it take me a decade to become aware of the root cause of the diagnosis of bipolar disorder? Is the diagnosis really a disorder or is the diagnosis itself stigmatising the human experience of mental illness? Why is there so little information shared by mental health services to help an individual with such a diagnosis to effect a sense of understanding of their mental illness and what they can do to achieve a sense of healing and recovery? Why is there so little support to advocate for services aligned to patient need? Why is there so little focus on what works in terms of healing and recovery? Why is there so little evaluation of mental health services both from a clinical perspective but also from a patient experience perspective? Why is there so little insight into what is happening inside mental health services? Why is there so little publicly available information about what is happening to taxpayers’ monies (billions are allocated to mental health annually by Federal Government)? Why is so little focus invested in the lived experience post-diagnosis and why are mental health services so lacking in design and delivery around the actual lived experience post-diagnosis – which is the path to achieve the most ethical, moral and human rights informed approach to healing and recovery in my humble opinion?