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National Suicide Prevention Office

National Suicide Prevention Office

In response to recommendations in the National Suicide Prevention Adviser's Final Advice and the Productivity Commission into mental health and suicide prevention, the Federal Government announced the creation of a National Suicide Prevention Office in May 2021. The Office is a critical national driver of the work towards zero suicides by ensuring a whole-of-government approach that is informed by lived experience and creates opportunities to respond early and effectively to distress.
About the National Suicide Prevention Office

About the National Suicide Prevention Office

In response to recommendations in the National Suicide Prevention Final Advice and the Productivity Commission into mental health and suicide prevention, the Federal Government announced the creation of a National Suicide Prevention Office in the May 2021 Budget.
National Suicide and Self-Harm Monitoring System

National Suicide and Self-Harm Monitoring System

The Commission, together with the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW), has established Australia’s first national suicide and self-harm monitoring system.
National Suicide Prevention Adviser Final Advice

National Suicide Prevention Adviser Final Advice

In July 2019, Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced the commitment of the Australian Government to working ‘towards zero suicides’ and the appointment of the First National Suicide Prevention Adviser.
News / Media

News / Media

All the latest news from the National Suicide Prevention Office, including press releases, news items and announcements.
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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.