Country SA Primary Health Network are very pleased to have been announced as one of the twelve new National Suicide Prevention Trial sites, bringing significant resources, activity and funding to areas of need in regional South Australia.
The trial will be placed at a regional level to better respond to local needs, and identify new learnings in relation to suicide prevention strategies. The trial will adopt some elements of the Black Dog Institutes LifeSpan model which is a system based approach to the delivery of suicide prevention services, targeting populations identified at a local level as ‘at-risk’.
Suicide Prevention strategy and activity is being implemented in to the Country North region through to mid 2019, with the main service hubs for activity being located at Whyalla, Port Augusta, Port Pirie, Port Lincoln and the Yorke Peninsula including capacity building spillage across Far West and Outback South Australia.
The trial will adopt a system based approach to the delivery of suicide prevention services, targeting populations identified at a local level as ‘at-risk’. For the CSAPHN region, target groups were selected based on a needs assessment conducted within the region. The three targets include:
- Youth (12-24 years)
- Adult Males (25-45 years)
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
To find out more about LifeSpan and the nine strategies, please visit https://blackdoginstitute.org.au/research/lifespan/lifespan-strategies-and-components.
For further information on the National Suicide Prevention Trial, please contact the trial team:
Manager - Mental Health & AOD
p 08 8643 5619
Project Officer Suicide Prevention
p 08 8644 4920
Project & Research Officer
p 08 8644 4910
How to get involved
To help CSAPHN get a better picture of the needs of each community we have developed a survey to engage with stakeholders, community members, consumers, carers, community organisations and service providers, to identify gaps and opportunities in regional suicide prevention. Findings from this survey will help shape the development of local and regional community suicide prevention action plans and the allocation of resources to help prevent suicide. If you live, work or study in the Cities of Port Lincoln, Whyalla, Port Augusta, Port Pirie, Yorke Peninsula or the Country North region of South Australia please take some time to complete this survey.
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