Suicide Prevention Australia designed the State of the Nation in Suicide Prevention Survey to gather in-depth intelligence from their membership and the broader suicide prevention sector. The information they have gathered on this area will inform their policy and advocacy work in 2020/21.
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 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 review summarises the emerging research and knowledge, key themes and principles surrounding Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural perspectives and concepts of healing and social and emotional wellbeing as they relate to suicide prevention.
In light of worsening mental health among New Zealand youth over the past decade, a new Koi Tū commentary piece is calling for urgent action to better understand the underlying factors and effective strategies for prevention and intervention. Youth mental health in Aotearoa New Zealand...
This report reveals some key findings that show what strategies are required to help prevent suicide in the face of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic impacts on mental health.
This document outlines 12 key commitments by which the Western Australian Government will work to improve lived experiences for young Aboriginal people in the state, and particularly in the Kimberley region.
Suicide in rural and remote Australia: mental health strategies cannot effectively operate in isolation
This paper argues that a national rural and remote mental health strategy is necessary to improve the capacity of mental health services to combat the disturbing trend of high rates of suicide in remote and rural Australia. Also needed are other policies and strategies that...
The 2019 Kimberley Empowered Young Leaders Forums in Broome and Kununurra were facilitated to build the skills, responsibility, confidence and capacity in young people.