The Commission works with a diversity of stakeholders across governments, non-government and community organisations, industry peak bodies, universities and research organisations, business and philanthropic organisations and individuals within communities across Australia to inform the full scope of our work.
We actively seek diverse perspectives to ensure a broad range of views, experiences, identifications and cultural perspectives are included.
The Commission is focussed on engaging with and including representation from people with living and lived experience of mental health and suicide, their families and other support people to ensure mental health and suicide prevention system reforms are informed by lived experience knowledge and experience and are collectively owned and actioned.
We collaborate and partner with external stakeholders to ensure we are informed and in a position to influence change, drive improvement and maximise effort and resources. The Commission engages across sectors, jurisdictions and internationally to improve the evidence base, to draw upon expertise and resources and to ensure robust, reliable and accountable advice and reporting.
We seek to foster open and collaborative partnerships by participating in international, regional, national and jurisdictional sector committees and forums; establishing project advisory groups with key stakeholder representation that meet regularly to inform and guide the development of our work; and by undertaking consultation and engagement programs via workshops, surveys, public and community forums and targeted meetings.
The Commission also works closely with government agencies and departments in the Commonwealth Government and health and mental health agencies and their representatives in each of the jurisdictions.
To find out more about the Commission’s current and upcoming public consultations, register your interest through our Have Your Say portal.