The Stats

Mental health in Australia

Mental illness is very common. Most of us will know someone experiencing mental illness,
or even experience it ourselves, at some point in our life.

The statistics on mental health in Australia are astounding.

1 in 5 people experience symptoms of mental illness each year

8 people in Australia die from suicide every day

60% of people living with mental illness will not seek help

More people aged 15-44 die from suicide than cancer or road accidents

72% of males do not seek help for mental illness

Indigenous people in Australia are twice as likely to die by suicide

More than 2 million Australians suffer from anxiety

But thanks to you, we can offer real support to those living with mental illness, as well as investing in research into prevention, treatment and causes of mental illness.

151%

increase in resource downloads during COVID-19

170,000

resource downloads

40,000

registrations to our online adult and youth mental health programs

120,000

people used our Online Clinic

1.5million

people viewed our website