Update from Michael Weston

On the 16th November 2020, our Prime Minister Scott Morrison publicly released the Interim Advice documents prepared to shape Australia’s suicide prevention approach. This will enable further consultation to occur over the coming weeks to inform the Final Advice.

I’m just loving that people like myself with lived experiences are being acknowledged in the Compassion First Report as having an important role in educating others through sharing ones story with the aim of suicide prevention.

The Interim Advice consists of three interrelated reports:

(1) Compassion First, detailing the experiences of people with lived experience of suicide; 

(2) Interim Advice Report containing 13 in-principle recommendations;

(3) Shifting the Focus, outlining a whole-of-government approach to suicide.   

This interim report shows the importance and support for lived experience Speakers to share their stories with business amongst some really informative information within.


I’m feeling very positive about the future of Suicide Prevention and Mental Health education in Australia.

If you have ever thought twice about bringing a Lived Experience Mental Health Speaker to your business, wondering if there is any data that supports Lived Experience Speakers being an integral part of Suicide Prevention, then this is the National Interim report that will support your decision.
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