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joel murchie


Chief Inspector Joel Murchie has been a member of the New South Wales Police Force since 1990, and has spent the last seven years as the Commander of the Force’s Mental Health Intervention Team (MHIT).  He is responsible for policy, strategy, interagency liaison and operational tactics for his department with regards to mental health and suicide intervention and has overseen the training of all 16,600 officers in his jurisdiction in a two tiered mental health training program.  He also has a lived experience with mental health issues following his involvement as a survivor of the 2002 terrorist bombing in the Sari Club in Bali and is a passionate advocate for the reduction of stigma and better outcomes in the mental health and suicide prevention space.