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Message from our CEO

Message from our CEO

Since the launch of our Connections project on 1 July, we’ve held Town Hall meetings in 11 communities across Australia. We'll visit 26 altogether. We are also inviting feedback via our new online survey.

Following each Town Hall meeting, the Commission is publishing a community snapshot of what we heard which can be accessed on the Connections page.

On 3 July, we held our Commission meeting on Thursday Island. We held stakeholder meetings during the day and welcomed the community to our first Connections Town Hall meeting in the evening. Commissioners welcomed engagement and discussion on what is working and what is not working in mental health and suicide prevention in the Thursday Island region.

We've held our first Peer Workforce Development Guidelines Steering Committee meeting.

Christine Morgan
Chief Executive Officer

Connections online survey

We've launched an online survey for the Connections project. Everyone is welcome to participate in the survey and we encourage you to share the survey link with anyone who is interested.

Anyone with a living experience of mental health; consumers, carers, families and those organisations which provide support and care, are invited to share their stories and their experiences in relation to mental health, suicide prevention and wellbeing through our online consultation.

Take the Connections online survey to contribute to the 2030 Vision for mental health and suicide prevention in Australia.

Don’t forget to join the conversation online and follow us on Facebook and Twitter and using the #ConnectingWithYou.

Take the survey and have your say.
We look forward to connecting with you.

National Peer Workforce Development Guidelines

Under the Fifth National Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Plan (Fifth Plan), the Commission is leading the development of Peer Workforce Development Guidelines.

This project will help support the peer workforce through providing guidance for governments, employers and the peer workforce about support structures required to sustain and grow the workforce.

The Steering Committee for the Peer Workforce Development Guidelines have released their first communique (92KB).

Australian Mental Health Leaders

Last week on 29 July we welcomed the third cohort of 20 new participants to our Australian Mental Health Leaders program.

Commission meeting Thursday Island

We held a Commission meeting on Thursday Island on 3 July. Commissioners welcomed engagement and discussion on what is working and what is not working in mental health and suicide prevention in the Thursday Island region. 

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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.