Mental health in the Australian Financial Review: Not all Asia-Australia deals are about money

November 12, 2014

 AAMH is  delighted that Australia’s most widely read national Business newspaper,  the Australian Financial Review, has highlighted the significance of Asia Australia Mental Health’s China collaboration in mental health.

 Titled, “Some of our biggest deals with Asia don’t involve money”, The AFR special feature in November 2014 considers the partnership between Australian and Chinese mental health leaders as one of Australia’s most influential relationships with China.  Focusing on the impressive achievements of China’s mental health reform, the article underscores the strength of international collaborations in providing solutions to the massive scale of global mental health challenges that impact every nation

 WHO reports that health systems have not yet adequately responded to the burden of mental disorders; as a consequence, the treatment gap remains large all over the world.  The Australian Financial Review article illustrates that the wider community have begun to recognise the essential role of mental health in health and socioeconomic development.

 The full feature can be read here:

 Further information on the WHO Mental Health Action Plan 2013-2020 available: (