This summary report outlines an evaluation of the consultation data that was received via an online survey, social media feedback, thought leader interviews and a series of community-based workshops, as part of the process of shaping Tasmania's next suicide prevention strategy.
This draft strategy outlines the Tasmanian government's plan for reducing suicide and suicidal distress, and for increasing access to connection and support for Tasmanians. The government recognises that effective suicide prevention requires a whole-of-community as well as a whole-of-government response.
This report provides a snapshot of the sector, the state of the community and Australia's national policy platform. This year's report reveals that 70% of Australians have experienced elevated distress beyond their normal levels, compared with this time last year.
This inquiry is focused on the identification of systemic problems and solutions to suicide and suicidality among serving and ex-serving Australian Defence Force (ADF) members. The report provides commentary on the summary of work undertaken, the Commission's preliminary observations, and recommendations about urgent and immediate...
The Tasmanian Department of Health is developing the next Tasmanian Suicide Prevention Strategy, on behalf of the Tasmanian government. The strategy, which will be the third of its kind, will set the vision and priorities for preventing suicide in the State for the next five...
In this paper, the authors examine the evidence of what works and does not work in mental health and suicide prevention programs and policy initiatives associated with housing and homelessness for Indigenous Australians.
This report outlines protective and risk factors that contribute to suicide among Indigenous Australians and the existing data collections and methods used for measuring protective and risk factors for suicide.
Connections to community are an important source of resilience for Indigenous Australians. This paper discusses several protective factors resulting from community connection that work to prevent suicide by strengthening resilience and increasing social and emotional wellbeing.
Through an examination of key issues, policies, frameworks, and programs, this paper provides a synthesis of relevant information on Indigenous self-governance in relation to mental health and suicide prevention.
This report discusses climate change and mental health, including mental illness and suicide. It summarises existing knowledge and theory about effective responses and highlights areas where further research is needed.
Serving and ex-serving Australian Defence Force members who have served since 1985: suicide monitoring 2001 to 2019
This report is the fourth annual update into suicides among permanent, reserve and ex-serving Australian Defence Force (ADF) members and the first to include the population of ADF members who served in the ADF between 1985 and 2019 by using data from historical ADF personnel...
Record numbers of Australians are heeding the call to seek help from suicide prevention services in a 'silver lining' that shows the sector is making a major contribution to keeping the community safe, according to this report.
This systematic review was constrained by its inclusion of relatively few robust original reports, and yet it supported an association between previous pandemics and increased risk for suicide-related outcomes.
This report card looks at the health of adult Australians by socioeconomic status in relation to preventable chronic diseases, the major risk factors for chronic diseases and premature deaths from those diseases and suicide.
This strategy document recognises that Australians need a system that acts early to help people before mental health conditions and suicidal distress worsen. It also suggests that whole-of-government and whole-of-community changes are needed to deliver preventative, compassionate, and effective care.
This paper aims to provide a catalyst for the actions needed to address the crisis of Indigenous suicide. It begins by examining a major barrier to addressing Indigenous suicide, before discussing some of the likely causes of suicide, and factors that make Indigenous suicide qualitatively...
This interim report includes an update on the Committee’s activities to date, and emerging themes identified through recent reports into Australia’s mental health system and engagement with the Productivity Commission, National Mental Health Commission and Department of Health.
This report is an evaluation of the development and implementation of the National Indigenous Crisis Response Service, providing support for individuals and families who have experienced a suicide or other traumatic event in their family network.