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  • Report calls for permanent mental health committee

    Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, it was estimated that one in five Australians and nearly half of all adults would experience a mental or behavioural condition in their lifetime, and over 65,000 Australians make a suicide attempt each year. A parliamentary inquiry found that the COVID-19 pandemic and successive natural disasters have amplified social disadvantage, service demands, and the number of mental illness presentations, as well as exposed the limitations of Australia’s mental health and suicide prevention and aftercare service systems.

    Media release issue date: Tuesday, 2 November 2021


  • Final Hearing Focused on Women’s Mental Health

    The House Select Committee on Mental Health and Suicide Prevention will hold its final public hearing via videoconference on Friday, 27 August 2021, with a focus on the mental health concerns and systems that impact women.

    Media release issue date: Friday, 27 August 2021


  • Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Hearing

    The House Select Committee on Mental Health and Suicide Prevention has announced the date for its next public hearing with allied health organisations, mental health academics and commentators. Due to ongoing COVID-19 restrictions, it will be held via videoconference.

    Media release issue date: Thursday, 19 August 2021


  • Public Hearings on Mental Health and Suicide Prevention

    The House Select Committee on Mental Health and Suicide Prevention has announced the dates for its July public hearings with a range of health and allied health stakeholders. The Committee had planned to hold these hearings at various locations across the country, including Perth, Brisbane, Melbourne, and Sydney. Unfortunately, COVID-19 restrictions have meant these hearings will now be held via videoconference.

    Media release issue date: Monday, 19 July 2021


  • Mental Health & Suicide Prevention Committee hearing cancelled

    Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Committee hearing cancelled due to illness.

    Media release issue date: Thursday, 27 May 2021


  • Mental Health & Suicide Prevention Committee to hear from Gayaa Dhuwi (Proud Spirit) Australia

    On 27 May 2021, the first day of National Reconciliation Week, the House Select Committee on Mental Health and Suicide Prevention will hear from Mr Tom Brideson, CEO of Gayaa Dhuwi (Proud Spirit) Australia – the national Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander social and emotional wellbeing, mental health and suicide prevention leadership body.

    Media release issue date: Wednesday, 26 May 2021


  • Public hearing with the National Suicide Prevention Adviser to the Prime Minister

    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.

    Media release issue date: Thursday, 13 May 2021


  • Release of the mental health and suicide prevention interim report

    Yesterday, the House Select Committee on Mental Health and Suicide Prevention released its interim report.

    Media release issue date: Friday, 16 April 2021


  • First public hearing for mental health inquiry

    The House Select Committee on Mental Health and Suicide Prevention is commencing public hearings with the first taking place in Canberra on 18 March 2021.

    Media release issue date: Wednesday, 17 March 2021


  • Mental health and suicide prevention inquiry calling for input

    A select committee on mental health and suicide prevention has been established to consider a range of strategic reviews of the current mental health system, and whether the recommendations are fit for purpose to address the fallout from bushfires and the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Media release issue date: Thursday, 25 February 2021


  • Media release issue date: Monday, 1 January 0001





    Committee Secretariat contact:

    Committee Secretary
    Select Committee on Mental Health and Suicide Prevention
    PO Box 6021
    Parliament House
    Canberra ACT 2600

    Phone: +61 2 6277 4633
    mhsp.reps@aph.gov.au

    About this inquiry

    The Committee was required to present an interim report on or before 15 April 2021 and a final report on or before 1 November 2021, and ceased to exist upon presentation of the Committee's final report in the House of Representatives, on 24 November 2021.


    Past Public Hearings

    27 Aug 2021: Videoconference
    19 Aug 2021: Videoconference
    13 Aug 2021: Videoconference

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    Inquiry Status

    Completed

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