National Suicide Prevention Adviser Final Advice Response

Analysis: National Suicide Prevention Adviser Final Advice to Government and Productivity Commission’s Final Report

In July 2019, the Prime Minister announced that the Australian Government is working towards zero suicides and appointed Ms Christine Morgan as the first National Suicide Prevention Adviser
reporting directly to the Prime Minister. LHA has followed the progress of the work of the National Suicide Prevention Adviser with keen interest and has participated in a range of consultations and
supported the work of the National Suicide Prevention Taskforce. We are now responding to the Final Advice, which was released on Monday 19 April 2021.

LHA’s calls to action are informed by recommendations provided in our submissions to the Productivity Commission’s inquiry into mental health. It is our perspective that these recommendations are sound with regards to the issues of mental health and suicide prevention and provide a useful framework to analyse the National Suicide Prevention Adviser’s Final Advice.

It is important to note that we will be releasing our updated National LGBTIQ+ Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Strategy in the coming months. Following its release, the analysis of this Final
Advice will be more thorough.

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