Suicide

Report

28 Jan 2020
278

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...

Report

29 Nov 2019
15

This report provides annual updates to information on the level of suicide among serving and ex-serving ADF personnel with at least 1 day of ADF service since 2001 across three service status groups.

Report

Inquiry into children who died by suicide and were known to child protection
13 Nov 2019
634

This inquiry report examines the deaths by suicide of 35 children and young people within 12 months of their involvement in child protection over the period 1 April 2007–1 April 2019. The report highlights the chasm between formal, coercive child protection interventions, and a child...

Fact sheet

16 Oct 2019
7

This National Coronial Information System (NCIS) fact sheet highlights the frequency of intentional self-harm deaths reported to a coroner in Australia in 2014. There were an average of 50 intentional self-harm deaths per week in 2014.

Fact sheet

16 Oct 2019
9

This National Coronial Information System (NCIS) fact sheet highlights the frequency of intentional self-harm deaths reported to a coroner in Australia in 2015. There were an average of 52 intentional self-harm deaths per week in 2015.

Fact sheet

16 Oct 2019
12

This National Coronial Information System (NCIS) fact sheet highlights the frequency of intentional self-harm deaths reported to a coroner in Australia in 2016. There were an average of 50 intentional self-harm deaths per week in 2016.

Fact sheet

10 Oct 2019
23

This National Coronial Information System (NCIS) fact sheet highlights the frequency of intentional self-harm deaths of emergency services personnel in Australia. An average of 12 current or former emergency services personnel die by suicide in Australia each year.

Report

23 Sep 2019
504

This report examines Australia’s mental health and suicide prevention system, including recommendations to improve outcomes. The National Mental Health Commission continues to recommend a whole-of-government approach to mental health and suicide prevention.

Report

Suicide prevention strategy 2019-2029 and suicide prevention action plan 2019-2024 for Aotearoa New Zealand
10 Sep 2019
51

Every Life Matters outlines a number of focus areas and actions to reduce suicide in New Zealand.

Article

28 Aug 2019
10

This case study demonstrates how Lifeline Australia brought the beneficiary voice and experience into developing a text-based, crisis support service.

Report

1 Jun 2019
29

The Kimberley Aboriginal Caring for Culture Project is part of Kimberley Aboriginal Law and Culture Centre (KALACC) ’s effort to improve resource distribution, foster a collaborative approach between Aboriginal stakeholder organisations and the Government, and address the broader impact of intergenerational trauma and suicide that...

Fact sheet

30 May 2019
20

This May 2019 National Coronial Information System (NCIS) fact sheet highlights the high rate of suicide among older persons in Australia. An average of 7 older people (aged 65+) die by suicide in Australia each week.

Chapter

30 Apr 2019
53

Australian firearm policy had altered very little in 65 years prior to the 1990s. However, the events in April 1996 precipitated 12 days that dramatically changed national firearm legislation. Thirty-five people were killed when a gunman opened fire at the Port Arthur Historic Site in...

Policy report

30 Apr 2019
86

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.

Policy report

26 Apr 2019
27

National Party policy document outlining their plans for promoting youth mental health and suicide prevention.

Discussion paper

8 Apr 2019
65

This white paper sets out the UK Government's plans for online safety measures, which include encouraging companies to take more responsibility for the online safety of their users, particularly children and other vulnerable groups. The public consultation runs until July 2019.

Commentary

29 Mar 2019
35

Poverty and social exclusion play a big role in Indigenous child suicide. The causes are complex, but we know enough to act now to reduce the number of deaths in our communities.

Report

13 Feb 2019
209

A review of 54 studies in film, television, music and theatre. It recommends that mental health professionals and suicide prevention experts should collaborate with film makers, television producers, members of the music industry and playwrights to try to balance entertainment against the risk of harm,...

Report

6 Dec 2018
111

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...

Report

1 Dec 2018
9

This report brings together the voices of Elders and community leaders from across affected communities that wished to speak publicly about the causes and solutions needed to address this issue of Indigenous self-harm and youth suicide.

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