The Border's experiences with suicide and mental health will be heard on Thursday when the woman tasked with tackling the country's mental health problem comes to town.
The National Mental Health Commission will hold a Connection's Project "town hall meeting" at the Albury Entertainment Centre which aims to connect with the community on their personal experiences with mental health and suicide.
NMHC chief executive and Prime Minister Scott Morrison's suicide prevention adviser Christine Morgan said the commission recognises the Border has been "proactive".
"We recognise that the Albury Wodonga community has been proactive in its self-aware response to suicide prevention, mental illness and wellbeing over the past decade." she told The Border Mail.
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"We are hoping that your experiences and ideas will be contributed in the town hall meeting.
"The insights gained from people and communities during the connections project will inform the shared 2030 vision for the future of Australia's mental health and suicide prevention system.
"This will then contribute to the commission's overall considerations for the 2030 Vision for Mental Health and Suicide Prevention report."
Those with personal experience, carers, families and supporters are invited attend the meeting with Ms Morgan and chair Lucy Brogden.
"Connections is an Australia-wide conversation towards a shared vision," Ms Morgan said.
"We know everyone's experience of the mental health system is different and we want to hear from people about what has worked for them to date, their challenges and any barriers, and what they envision for the future.
"What is needed now is a unified mental health system that takes a whole-of-person, whole-of-life, whole-of-community approach to mental health.
"At its heart, a vision of a new system will essentially respond to a person's individual needs in their community."
The event starts at 1pm. For more information visit eventbrite.com.au