Public forums - National Safety and Quality Digital Mental Health Standards

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Public forums on draft National Safety and Quality Digital Mental Health Standards

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The Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care is developing National Safety and Quality Digital Mental Health (NSQDMH) Standards in collaboration with consumers, carers, clinicians, service providers and technical experts to address key safety and quality risks for digital mental health service users.

The development of the NSQDMH Standards is a significant first step in providing safety and quality assurance for digital mental health service users, and best practice guidance for service providers and developers.

The Commission defines a digital mental health service as a mental health, suicide prevention, or alcohol and other drugs service that uses technology to facilitate engagement and the delivery of care.

The draft NSQDMH Standards are now available on the Commission’s website for public consultation:

To support the consultation process, the Commission is holding a series of location-based online forums and webinars in March-April 2020 locations. These forums will be facilitated by Dr Peggy Brown AO, Senior Clinical Advisor, and will give stakeholders a chance to discuss the draft NSQDMH Standards, provide feedback and ask questions of the project team.

The Commission invites consumers and carers, clinicians, service providers, and all stakeholders wishing to attend a forum or webinar to register their interest.

Please register your interest for your preferred session.


All scheduled face-to-face forums will now be hosted online. Attendees will be asked to dial in remotely via videoconference or teleconference. Details on how to access the online forums will be sent to all registered attendees.

Dr Peggy Brown and the project team will facilitate these location-based forums remotely. Please note, there will not be facilities provided at the original venue, and attendees will need access to a laptop or device with an internet connection.

The Commission has also added a fourth webinar date on Monday 6 April.

If you have any questions about these changes or your registration please contact the project team at


  • HOBART - Thursday 19 March 2020, 12:30pm - 2:30pm AEDT (Online)
  • BRISBANE - Tuesday 24 March 2020, 1:00pm - 3:00pm AEST (Online)
  • CAIRNS - Wednesday 25 March 2020, 10:00am - 12:00pm AEST (Online)
  • PERTH - Wednesday 1 April 2020, 10:00am - 12:00pm AWST (Online)
  • ADELAIDE - Thursday 2 April 2020, 10:00am - 12:00pm ACDT (Online)
  • MELBOURNE - Monday 6 April 2020, 10:00am - 12:00pm AEST (Online)
  • MILDURA - Tuesday 7 April 2020, 12:00pm - 2:00pm AEST (Online)
  • SYDNEY - Wednesday 15 April 2020, 10:00am - 12:00pm AEST (Online)
  • DUBBO - Thursday 16 April 2020, 10:00am - 12:00pm AEST (Online)
  • CANBERRA - Thursday 23 April 2020, 10:00am - 12:00pm AEST (Online)
  • DARWIN - Friday 1 May 2020, 9:00am - 11:00am ACST (Online)


  • WEBINAR 1 - Wed 18 March 2020, 12:00pm - 1:00pm AEDT
  • WEBINAR 2 - Wednesday 22 April 2020, 12:00pm - 1:00pm AEST
  • WEBINAR 3 - Thursday 30 April 2020, 5:00pm - 6:00pm AEST
  • WEBINAR 4 – Monday 6 April 2020, 2.00pm – 3.00pm AEST (New date)

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