It is with pride and thanks to all involved that we acknowledge that the 2013 swYtch campaign has now concluded.
The swYtch campaign was created in 2013 as a platform for a new
conversation about mental health service reform in Australia. Through a
collaborative contribution approach from a cross-section of everyday
Australians, service providers, people with a mental illness, sufferers and their families and friends
and professionals across the industry, the campaign aimed to flip the
swYtch on mental health in Australia with movement to a new conversation
focusing on the 'Emotional and Mental Wellness' of all Australians,
through the creation of a landmark report on mental health reform in
The report “Obsessive Hope Disorder” was completed in 2013 and
examines mental health reform in Australia since the Richmond Report and
Inquiry into Health Services for the Psychiatrically Ill and
Developmentally Disabled in 1983 and the report by the then Federal
Human Rights Commissioner, Brian Burdekin in 1993.
ConNetica would like to thank all individuals and the partners that contributed to swYtch and Obsessive Hope Disorder which provide a foundational step forward for Mental Health reform in Australia.