Recognising the critical role mental health plays in overall wellbeing, Medibank has established the Mental Health & Wellbeing Fund to support all Australians throughout every stage of life.
Our patron is The Honourable Dame Quentin Bryce, a long-time advocate of the importance of mental health, especially for women, adolescents, those in rural areas, indigenous communities and the military.
“I have been involved in mental health advocacy throughout my career, and I have learnt so much from families and health professionals. Awareness of mental wellbeing has come a long way, and as a community we are talking more about it. I commend Medibank for taking this practical step and providing support where it will make a difference.”
Dame Quentin Bryce
Dr Brock Chisholm, psychiatrist and first Director-General of the World Health Organization (IWHOJ)
Gallipoli Medical Research Foundation is a highly respected research institute working towards alleviating the burden of chronic diseases impacting Australia's military community. Medibank is funding new projects including Mental Health First Aid Training and Compassion-Focused Therapy for veterans and their families.
The Banksia Project is a men's mental wellness initiative combining awareness building with constructive action such as industry mentoring, peer support and activities that enhance social connection. Through this partnership, Medibank is funding the development of specific programs for ex-Defence personnel.
1 Australian Bureau of Statistics. (2008). National Survey of Mental Health and Wellbeing: Summary of Results, 2007 (4326.0). Canberra: Australian Bureau of Statistics.
2 Australian Bureau of Statistics. (2008). National Survey of Mental Health and Wellbeing: Summary of Results, 2007. Cat. no. (4326.0). Canberra: ABS.
3 National Mental Health Commission. Equally Well Consensus Statement: Improving the physical health and wellbeing of people living with mental illness in Australia. 2016
4 Petrie K. et al, 2018. A framework to create more mentally healthy workplaces: A viewpoint. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 52 (1), 15-23. Available
5 Medibank’s community Investment is verified by the London Benchmarking Group (LBG)