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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.

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.

The National Office for Suicide Prevention is responsible for:

  • Developing a National Suicide Prevention Strategy.
  • Leading the development of a national outcomes framework for suicide prevention, which is informed by lived experience, and applied nationally and down to program & service level.
  • Working with all jurisdictions to set priorities for suicide prevention research and knowledge sharing.
  • Working with all jurisdictions and stakeholders to lead the development of a National Suicide Prevention Workforce Strategy.

The National Suicide Prevention Office ensures the coordination of whole-of-government capability to deliver a national approach to reducing suicide rates in Australia. It is a significant step towards ensuring a more preventative, compassionate and person-centred mental health and suicide prevention system.

You can get in touch with the National Suicide Prevention Office by emailing [email protected]

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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.


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.