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Submission to the Select Committee on Mental Health and Suicide Prevention

The National Mental Health Commission (the Commission) welcomes the opportunity to provide information to the Select Committee on Mental Health and Suicide Prevention. This submission seeks to provide the Committee with information on key issues and priorities for the Committee to consider, linking this to the Commission’s work and lines of inquiry detailed in the Committee’s terms of reference.




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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.