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Associate Professor Mathew Coleman

Commissioner

Associate Professor Mathew Coleman

Associate Professor Mathew Coleman is a clinical academic with the Rural Clinical School of WA (University of WA) and consultant psychiatrist with the WA Country Health Service. As a devoted rural medical specialist and academic living and working in country WA, he also runs a small farming business grazing sheep with his young family. Mathew has qualifications in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Addiction Psychiatry and health service management. He is an active researcher into the mental health of rural and remote Australians, and is an advocate for locally available and sustainable services for people and communities who live in the bush. He is actively engaged in developing and educating health clinicians for regional, rural and remote Australia. Mathew also draws on his past military experiences to better inform and educate civilian health services to build capacity and expertise in military and veteran mental health.

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Acknowledgement of Country

The Commission acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands throughout Australia.
We pay our respects to their clans, and to the elders, past present and emerging, and acknowledge their continuing connection to land, sea and community.

Diversity

The Commission is committed to embracing diversity and eliminating all forms of discrimination in the provision of health services. The Commission welcomes all people irrespective of ethnicity, lifestyle choice, faith, sexual orientation and gender identity.

Lived Experience

We acknowledge the individual and collective contributions of those with a lived and living experience of mental ill-health and suicide, and those who love, have loved and care for them. Each person’s journey is unique and a valued contribution to Australia’s commitment to mental health suicide prevention systems reform.