Mental health issues are driving Australians to visit their GP more than any other health concern. Almost half of all Australians will experience a mental illness in their lifetime, yet only 54% of these will ever access treatment. It’s clear the mental health agenda has come a long way, but still has a long way to go. To mark World Mental Health Day, this panel looks at the current state of mental health care in Australia. Is the system set up to support this growing issue? What role does technology play? And how can we look after the mental health of our all-important health care workers?