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Suicide prevention

Suicide is a critical public health problem worldwide. In Australia, five men and two women suicide every day. It is considered the leading cause of social burden in Australia.

Suicide is one of the most preventable forms of death. However, prevention is complex. Research shows that a successful prevention strategy needs to address this complexity through context specific multi-level interventions.

Our three-point strategy

1. COMMUNITY PROGRAM

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The Alliance for Suicide Prevention

An evidence-based community program to prevent suicide, through education and collaboration.

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2. PATHWAYS TO HELP

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When you need help it should be easy to find. iHelp connects you to local support services.

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3. INNOVATIVE RESEARCH

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Research and clinical trials

We investigate the most promising interventions to treat suicidality and prevent suicide

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Contacts
  • Louise Pemble, Engagement Officer (events, training and Alliance membership)
  • Mervat Quirke, Strategic Partnerships Manager (Research and Alliance for Suicide Prevention community program partnerships)
  • Professor Helen Stallman, Professorial Research Fellow (suicide prevention research)
  • Megan Dutton, Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (clinical trial of a novel treatment of suicidality)