Dear ESORT members,
I am writing to inform you of the recent release of the Government’s Response to the National Mental Health Commission (NMHC) Review into the prevention of self-harm and suicide. The Minister for Veterans’ Affairs and Defence Personnel released the Government’s response on 30 June 2017 in Melbourne.
The response is available online at www.dva.gov.au/nmhcreview.
At the same time, the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) also released its update of data on the incidence of suicide among current and former ADF members. Its report is available online at http://www.aihw.gov.au/publication-detail/?id=60129559898.
I encourage you to share these reports with your members.
Assistant Secretary Portfolio, Program and Assurance Office
Department of Veterans’ Affairs