The National Suicide and Self-harm Monitoring System

The National Suicide and Self-harm Monitoring Project was established in 2020 as part of the national effort to address suicide and self-harm in Australia. In partnership with the National Mental Health Commission, the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) has been funded under the Australian Government Department of Health to increase transparency and access to information, so Australians have a more informed understanding of suicide, intentional self-harm, and suicide risk.

One of the project's key goals is to facilitate more timely data on suspected deaths by suicide from all Australian jurisdictions. This is achieved by creating The National Suicide and Self-harm Monitoring System, collating data sourced from the Australian Bureau of Statistics, national survey data, and across jurisdictions from government health departments and coronial offices to emergency services and research studies. The system will be updated regularly as new data becomes available.

The National Suicide and Self-harm Monitoring Project