Suicide prevention strategies

The following are examples that could be used when you are designing your own suicide prevention strategies.

1. Strategies for the whole community

  • Increase the wellbeing, resilience and social connectedness of the entire community.

2. Strategies for vulnerable people and groups

  • Improve the capacity of the entire community to identify and support members who are experiencing high levels of distress and/or having mental health difficulties and being able to provide them with ‘mental health first aid’.
  • Improve the community’s knowledge of services and organisations that can provide support and assistance to vulnerable people by helping to connect them with these services and organisations if needed.
  • Improve the wellbeing, resilience and social connectedness of vulnerable people and groups through targeted programs and activities.

3. Strategies for people at risk of suicide

  • Improve the capacity of the entire community to identify and support members who are at immediate risk of suicide.
  • Improve the community’s knowledge of services and organisations that can provide immediate support and assistance to people at risk of suicide.
  • Improve the wellbeing, resilience and social connectedness of those at risk of suicide through targeted programs and activities.