Suicide Prevention Australia

Policy report

Suicide Prevention Australia national policy platform

Suicide Prevention Australia works to create a better policy and funding environment for suicide prevention in Australia. This national policy platform advocates for immediate changes to government policy architecture.

Mental illness and suicide prevention: position statement

This position statement challenges Australia’s view of the role of mental illness when it comes to suicide prevention.

The ripple effect: understanding the exposure and impact of suicide in Australia

Among its key findings, the report highlights that suicide is a public health issue in Australia with 89% of respondents stating they knew someone who had attempted suicide and 85% knew someone who had died by suicide.
Discussion paper

Suicide and suicidal behaviour in women – issues and prevention: a discussion paper

This paper discusses the available data and statistics relating to suicide and suicidal behaviour in women, the most relevant risk factors for women, the subpopulation groups more at-risk, the impact of cultural beliefs and attitudes about gender, and the policy environment.
Discussion paper

One world connected: an assessment of Australia’s progress in suicide prevention

Overview: This paper provides a detailed assessment of Australia's progress in suicide prevention. Written in response to the landmark World Health Organisation report Preventing Suicide: A global imperative, the National Coalition for Suicide Prevention, led by Suicide Prevention Australia, looks at the report findings in...