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Dr Peggy Brown recognised with an AO

Dr Peggy Brown recognised with an AO

We warmly congratulate our CEO, Dr Peggy Brown who was recognised in the Australia Day 2018 Honours List with an Order of Australia.

The prestigious award is for Dr Brown’s distinguished service to medical administration in the area of mental health through leadership roles at the state and national level, to the discipline of psychiatry, to education and to health care standards.

During a career spanning 30 years, Dr Brown has held important mental health leadership and advocacy roles and earned the respect and admiration of many people in the mental health sector.

Dr Brown’s colleagues at the Commission admire her expertise, leadership and dedication to improving the lives of those living with a mental illness, their families and support people.

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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.