A framework for prevention of suicide in Australia

Mental health Social issues Schools Australia

Living Is For Everyone (LIFE) Framework (2007) is the latest in a series of national suicide prevention initiatives in Australia that began in the early 1990s. It provides national policy for action based on the best available evidence to guide activities aimed at reducing the rate at which people take their own lives. The materials aim to support population health approaches and prevention activities that will assist in reducing the loss of life through suicide in Australia.

The Living Is For Everyone: A Framework for Prevention of Suicide in Australia (2007) replaces the 2000 Framework. It outlines the vision, purpose, principles, action areas, and proposed outcomes for suicide prevention in Australia and is based on the understanding that:
suicide prevention activities will do no harm;
there will be community ownership and responsibility for action to prevent suicide; and
service delivery will be client-centred.
The Living Is For Everyone: Research and Evidence in Suicide Prevention sets the context for suicide prevention activity, summarising current theories, research, evidence and statistics relating to suicide and suicide prevention in Australia.
Living Is For Everyone: Practical Resources for Suicide Prevention is a set of fact sheets, arranged by topic areas, providing practical information about suicide prevention.

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