Second joint submission: Inquiry into National Commissioner for Defence and Veteran Suicide Prevention legislation

Anna Siddall

Last week Mental Health Australia and Suicide Prevention Australia provided a second joint submission regarding the establishment of a National Commissioner for Defence and Veteran Suicide Prevention. In this submission to a senate inquiry, we strongly supported the objectives of the legislation, and outlined a number of ways in which it could be strengthened in relation to: data collection, supporting a whole-of-life wellbeing approach, focusing on transition from the defence force to civilian life as a particularly vulnerable time, connecting people who are bereaved with postvention support and supporting a whole of government approach.

Read the submission here

 

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