The House of Representatives has established a Select Committee to inquire into Mental Health and Suicide Prevention. The Committee will examine the findings of the Productivity Commission Inquiry Report into Mental Health, the Report of the National Suicide Prevention Officer, the Victorian Royal Commission, the National Mental Health Workforce Strategy and other recent strategic reviews of the current mental health system, taking into account the 2019 bushfires and COVID-19 pandemic and the capacity of the mental health workforce. The Committee will also consider other matters not addressed by these recent reviews, including those outlined in the Terms of Reference.
In accordance with the Committee's resolution of appointment, the Committee presented an interim report on 15 April 2021. The report is available here.
Arrangements for public hearings will be published when finalised.
The Committee is due to present a final report by 1 November 2021.
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