South Australian first-term MP Nadia Clancy has been named the state’s latest advocate for suicide prevention.
New South Australian MP takes on suicide prevention role
A first-term South Australian MP has been appointed the state’s new advocate for suicide prevention.
Nadia Clancy will work alongside Health Minister Chris Picton, key members of the community and people with lived experience of suicide.
One of her first priorities will be to establish the Suicide Prevention Council, a statutory body with the aim of reducing the number of South Australians who take their own lives.
Recent figures put SA’s suicide rate in 2020 at higher than the national average. In that year 234 people took their own life.