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Queen’s Birthday honours for National Mental Health Commission Chair Lucy Brogden

Queen’s Birthday honours for National Mental Health Commission Chair Lucy Brogden

Congratulations to the Commission’s Chair, Lucy Brogden, on her appointment as a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in the Queen’s Birthday honours list for her significant service to workplace mental health and wellbeing.

The Citation recognises the significant leadership, commitment and focus that Lucy has in addressing the mental health and wellbeing of Australians in their workplaces.

Commission CEO, Christine Morgan, said Lucy has been pivotal to the recognition of the impact workplaces can have on people’s mental health and wellbeing, and the prioritisation of transforming employers to better respond to that potential impact and become ‘mentally healthy’ workplaces.

“Lucy’s passion for mental health and suicide prevention has been unwavering in her work  for the Commission, particularly in helping individual Australians and building stronger communities,” Ms Morgan said.

“Lucy also Chairs the Mentally Healthy Workplace Alliance, comprising 15 national organisations and peak bodies, that is leading the national workplace reform program and building strong networks and resources to address the critical needs for everyone who experiences mental ill health in our workplaces.”

Lucy Brogden has more than 25 years’ commercial experience with companies including Macquarie Group and Ernst & Young with more than 10 years in organisational psychology. She has previously worked in trusted advisory roles with some of Australia’s leading CEOs, Managing Partners, Ministers and Chairs in investment banking, finance, law and government.

“Lucy’s primary areas of focus are issues facing mental health and wellbeing particularly in the workplace and the community, and she takes an evidence-based approach to problem solving and social investment. Australia is at a significant moment of reform for mental health and suicide prevention, and Lucy’s leadership is vital to achieving change for all Australians mental health and wellbeing,” Ms Morgan added.

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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.