Australia’s mental and physical health report card

Millions of Australians living with common physical health issues such as asthma, hypertension, arthritis, cancer and diabetes are at higher risk of mental health conditions according to a new report.

Australia’s Mental and Physical Health Tracker (AMPHT) from the Australian Health Policy Collaboration (AHPC) at Victoria University, is the first Australian study to quantify the risks of physical health conditions contributing to mental health conditions.

The report card looks at the health of adult Australians by mental health status in relation to other health risk factors and co-morbid chronic diseases.

Australia’s Mental and Physical Health Tracker 2018 (PDF) will be updated regularly and will track progress towards a healthier Australian by 2025.