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