Monday 8 December 2014 to Wednesday 31 December 2014

About the examination

The National Children’s Commissioner examined how children and young people under 18 years of age can be better protected from intentional self-harm, with or without suicidal intent.

This examination involved a review of current research, targeted consultations and roundtables with experts, and hearing from children and young people.

On 22 April 2014, a Call for Submissions was released. The Call for Submissions has now closed.

Findings of the examination are reported on in the National Children’s Commissioner’s 2014 Children's Rights Report to Parliament.

Submissions to the examination are also available

National Help and Counselling Services

Lifeline – 24 hour crisis support and suicide prevention

Kids Helpline – counselling service for children and young people aged between 5 and 25 years

Headspace – counselling and referral service for young people aged 12 to 25 years – online youth mental health service