The Suicide Mortality Review Committee (SUMRC) is an independent committee that reviews and advises the Health Quality & Safety Commission on how to reduce the number of suicide deaths in New Zealand.

The Committee has been established as a trial, but after its success in identifying there were clear opportunities for intervention, the Ministry of Health has agreed to extend its funding for SuMRC.

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Welcome to Dr Clive Aspin and Dr Carlene McLean

20 Apr 2018, Suicide Mortality Review Committee

The Health Quality & Safety Commission welcomes Dr Clive Aspin and Dr Carlene McLean as senior specialist advisors with the Suicide Mortality Review Committee (SuMRC). The Suicide Mortality Review Committee was confirmed in late 2017...

Suicide Mortality Review Committee report released

31 May 2016, Suicide Mortality Review Committee

Suicide is a major cause of death in New Zealand and the most common cause of death for young people. In 2012, 549 New Zealanders took their own lives with suicide rates being much higher in males.