This research report was funded by the W.A Mental Health Commission and is one of the most comprehensive FIFO research studies undertaken in Australia. It suggests that the greater mental health risk of FIFO workers stems from their demographic profile, being mostly young-to-middle aged men...
This report makes 18 recommendations to government, including calling for a national rural and remote mental health strategy to address the low rates of access to mental health services and the high rate of suicide in Australia's rural and remote communities.
This framework has been developed by the NSW Mental Health Commission and the NSW Ministry of Health, in collaboration with people with lived experience of a suicide attempt or suicide bereavement, government agencies, mental health organisations and experts in suicide prevention.
Many current suicide prevention interventions focus on raising awareness of suicide or on preventing it only at the point just prior to it occurring. But despite decades of government investment in suicide awareness programs, the rate of deaths by suicide in Australia is the second...
In this opinion piece to mark World Mental Health Day 2018, the authors say "In too many places mental health support services are non-existent and those with treatable conditions are criminalized. Bold action is long overdue".
The federal government has announced the Productivity Commission will review mental health in Australia and advise the best ways to support and improve national mental wellbeing.
This report considers the status of Australia’s core national mental health and suicide prevention reforms, and their impact on the wellbeing of consumers and carers.
This resource is designed to guide the way organisations talk about mental health and suicide prevention, with each other and with the community.
The Northern Territory’s suicide statistics are the highest in the country. The government is working to reduce suicide rates by half over the next ten years.
This position statement challenges Australia’s view of the role of mental illness when it comes to suicide prevention.
This report maps the activity and characteristics of individuals who engage with beyondblue’s Suicidal thoughts and self-harm forum. This work provides an evidence base that can be used to maintain, improve and replicate these services to better reach people vulnerable to serious mental health risks....
This document is the final report of the Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Service Review, and reports on all project deliverables.
This paper has two purposes: to draw attention to the unacceptable rates of rural suicide and to suggest where attention should be focused if people are serious about making a difference.
Suicide prevention media campaigns are gaining traction as a means of combatting suicide. The current review set out to synthesize information about the effectiveness of these campaigns. We searched four electronic databases for studies that provided evidence on the effectiveness of media...
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...
In 2015, 3,027 Australians died by suicide, representing a steady increase over the preceding decade.1 This upward trajectory has caused considerable community concern, and efforts to identify effective suicide prevention interventions have received increasing attention. A significant proportion of people who...
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.
The Prime Minister held a media conference late this morning where he announced a review into the suicide and self-harm prevention services available to defence personnel, veterans and their families. He promised that one of the sites for a suicide prevention trial will be in...
The Victorian suicide prevention framework is a whole-of-government commitment to reducing suicide and suicidal behaviour, and a coordinated strategy that will help to save lives. It delivers new investment towards the goal of Victoria’s 10-year mental health plan that all Victorians experience their best possible...
The National Communications Charter (The Charter) is a unified approach to mental health and suicide prevention supports coordinated and consistent messaging around mental health and suicide prevention.
What is The Charter?
The Charter is a document designed to...