Sunday Territorian

Suicide prevention


A NEW body has been tasked with reducing the prevalence and impact of suicide in Australia.

Health Minister Greg Hunt on Friday announced the federal government would provide $12.8m to establish the National Suicide Prevention Office.

The office was a key priority identified in national suicide prevention adviser Christine Morgan’s final advice report last year. It will cover policy implementa­tion, investment, data collection, research and workforce reform. Ms Morgan said the office was a long-held ambition of many advocates across the country.

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