On 13 May 2021, the House Select Committee on Mental Health and Suicide Prevention will hear from Ms Christine Morgan, National Suicide Prevention Adviser to the Prime Minister and CEO of the National Mental Health Commission.
Ms Morgan will speak to the Committee on the Final Advice to the Prime Minister, released last month, which was informed by lived experience and identified recommendations for national suicide prevention reform.
In its interim report, the Committee noted interest in recommendations on data collection, prevention, assessment, as well as follow-up on discharge and aftercare.
Chair, Dr Fiona Martin MP, said 'The Committee endorses the ‘towards zero’ suicides target outlined by the Prime Minister. In addition to ensuring community-wide prevention initiatives, the Committee recognises the growing importance of postvention and guaranteeing national consistency in aftercare.’
This hearing is the second of several expected to be held between now and when the Committee presents its final report, due in November 2021.
Public hearing details
Date: Thursday 13 May 2021
Time: 10:00 am to 11:15 am AEST
Location: Committee Room 1R5, Parliament House, Canberra
The hearing will be broadcast live at aph.gov.au/live and the public hearing program is available on the Committee website.
The Committee is unable to intervene or provide advice in relation to individual circumstances. If you are in immediate danger, please contact 000. If you or someone you know needs help, please contact one of the services below:
Lifeline Australia 13 11 14
Suicide Call Back 1300 659 467
Kids Help Line 1800 551 800
BeyondBlue 1300 224 636
eheadspace 1800 650 890
Office of Dr Fiona Martin MP
Chair of Committee
(02) 9715 7444
For background information
02 6277 4633
For more information about this Committee, you can visit its website. On the site, you can make a submission to an inquiry, read other submissions, and get details for upcoming public hearings. You can also track the Committee and receive email updates by clicking on the blue ‘Track Committee’ button in the bottom right-hand corner of the page.