The National Mental Health Commission is visiting the Adelaide Hills today to better understand the challenges our communities face in support for mental health and suicide prevention.
Connections2022 will help inform the development of a National Outcomes-Based Framework to help governments make policy decisions on the country's mental health and suicide prevention systems.
Commission CEO Christine Morgan has encouraged members of the public to attend the event at Anne Jolly Hall Crafers from 6-7.30pm tonight, Tuesday 2 August, as she says she wants to hear from people with lived experience.
"One of the key functions of the Commission is that we are here to monitor and report on our mental health system and it's a world of difference between receiving reports... and actually going out and talking to people and understanding the realities, the challenges, what's working.... but also what actually is the experience of people and their mental health and wellbeing," Christine Morgan said.
In addition to in-person community meetings, Connections2022 will also include meetings with sector and community leaders and a series of special focus webinars.
To attend the community event in Adelaide on 2nd August, register via this eventbrite link.
Those who cannot attend are invited to contibute in writing to the commission.
Hear Commission CEO Christine Morgan telling Jennie Lenman more about Connections 2022 and what she has learned from communities on the tour so far, via the podcast play window below:
Photo supplied National Mental Health Commission