Suicide

Research report

19 Jan 2018

This report examines the incidence of suicide among serving and ex-serving Australian Defence Force personnel in 2001–2015, and identifies characteristics that may be associated with suicide risk.

Report

8 Jan 2018

This document is the final report of the Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Service Review, and reports on all project deliverables.

Chapter

5 Nov 2017

This chapter shows how and why Australian firearm legislation altered very little for 65 years, but changed dramatically in 12 days. It explains the ‘perfect storm’ of horror, outrage, law and leadership which forced policy reversal, and details the lightning legislative adjustments now held up...

Strategy

14 Oct 2017

This strategy document outlines how Australians who experience a mental health condition will benefit from a strengthened mental health system.

Report

13 Sep 2017

This resource looks at the full breadth of advantages offered by the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT), plus an accessible description of how it works.

Report

Chapter

22 Aug 2017

This study found that 10% of 14-15 year-olds reported that they had self-harmed in the previous twelve months and 5% had attempted suicide.

Audio interview

17 Aug 2017

A bi-partisan Senate committee is urging the Turnbull Government to urgently overhaul the care provided to veterans following a long-running inquiry into veteran suicide.

Report

15 Aug 2017

This Senate committee report found that immediate, as well as longer-term action, is required to address suicide by veterans.

Policy report

26 Jul 2017

Considers prevention and intervention issues in youth suicide in New Zealand.

Research report

10 Jul 2017

This paper reviews current NSW Government and national policies on suicide prevention.

Research report

6 Jul 2017

Raising awareness about the risk of suicide among construction workers and encouraging them to talk to each other about mental health is having a positive impact, according to new UniSA research.

Report

30 Jun 2017

Summarises results on the incidence of suicide among serving and ex-serving Australian Defence Force personnel using 15 years of data and identifies characteristics that may be associated with risk of suicide.

Report

30 Jun 2017

This in-brief report summarises results on the incidence of suicide among serving and ex-serving Australian Defence Force (ADF) personnel using fifteen years of data and identifies characteristics that may be associated with risk of suicide.

Journal article

27 Apr 2017

Dynamic simulation modelling is increasingly being recognised as a valuable decision-support tool to help guide investments and actions to address complex public health issues such as suicide. In particular, participatory system dynamics (SD) modelling provides a useful tool for asking high-level ‘what if’ questions, and...

Research report

1 Mar 2017

In 2007, the Ombudsmen were designated as one of the National Preventive Mechanisms (NPMs) under the Crimes of Torture Act (COTA), with responsibility for examining and monitoring the general conditions and treatment of detainees in New Zealand prisons.

This report details observations and findings...

Research report

30 Nov 2016

There is strong and increasing public interest in, and concern about, the incidence of suicide among serving and ex-serving Australian Defence Force (ADF) personnel. A study undertaken by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare calculates, for the first time, accurate rates of suicide deaths...

Research report

28 Nov 2016

In 2015 more young people aged 15–24 years died by suicide than any other means (including transport accidents and accidental poisonings). Over the past 10 years, rather than making in-roads into reducing the number of young lives lost to suicide in Australia, there have instead...

Research report

15 Nov 2016

Summary

This publication and accompanying tables presents data about suicide deaths and intentional self-harm hospitalisations for the year 2013 and highlights notable trends over time. The publication includes numbers and rates by common demographic breakdowns, such as age, sex, ethnicity, district health board...

Commentary

Article

14 Nov 2016

Last week, the government released the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Suicide Prevention Evaluation Project report, which gave recommendations to reduce the high rate of suicide among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Nigel Scullion, said the government welcomed the...

Research report

10 Nov 2016

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Suicide Prevention Evaluation Project (ATSISPEP) is an important Australian Government response to the above. This report summarises the work of ATSISPEP in expanding the evidence-base for what works in Indigenous community-led suicide prevention and is based on:

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