General Practice

  1. Active Life Enhancing Intervention (ALIVE) Program

    Perth Primary Care Network (Western Australia)

  2. ATAPS Additional Support for Patients at Risk of Suicide and Self-Harm Project

    Various (sites exist in NSW, VIC, QLD, SA, WA, NT)

  3. ReachOut! Pro Website

    The Inspire Foundation (National)

  4. Post Discharge Care from hospital EDs

    General Practice Queensland (QLD)

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Active Life Enhancing Intervention (ALIVE) Program

Organisation
Region
Western Australia
Contact
08 9376 9200 or receptionppcn.com.au
Description
This project is to build integrated pathways, reduce risk of suicide and/or self-harm associated with harmful drug and alcohol use and increase early intervention and prevention of suicide.

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ATAPS Additional Support for Patients at Risk of Suicide and Self-Harm Project

Organisation
Various
Region
sites exist in NSW, VIC, QLD, SA, WA, NT
Contact
A full list of locations and contact details are available at http://www.agpn.com.au/
Description

ATAPS - Additional Support for Patients at Risk of Suicide and Self Harm Demonstration Projects 

Since 2008 the Department of Health and Ageing provided additional funding to Divisions of General Practice to offer a more intensive, prioritised service for people who are at risk of suicide (e.g., those who have made a recent suicide attempt, have recently self-harmed, or are having severe suicidal thoughts), who may or may not have a mental disorder. The project has now been extended to the end of the 2010-11 financial year.

  • The project is delivered by allied health providers who meet the guidelines of the existing ATAPS program and is not intended to provide long-term intensive support, but to provide immediate treatment (within 24-72 hours following referral) and short term support for patients over a period of acute suicide risk. In most cases this would be for a period of up to 2 months. It includes specific training and support to GPs and allied health professionals. 
  • The model of care under this pilot includes the additional support of out of clinical hours counselling and call-back services which are provided through the SuicideLine (VIC). This line can be utilised directly by patients in crisis or allied health professionals seeking follow-up for their patients out of their standard working hours. These two clinical services are supported by case management strategies.
  • In addition to the pilot, in 2010-11 all Divisions of General Practice will be provided with additional funding to develop infrastructure and referral pathways to specialised allied psychological services for people who have self-harmed, attempted suicide or who have suicidal ideation.
  • For further information on the suicide prevention activities in your area, please contact your local Division of General Practice. 

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ReachOut! Pro Website

Organisation
Region
National
Contact
02 8585 9300
Description
A website for professionals to provide information, updates, best practice case studies, interactive content to facilitate help-seeking among young people aged 16-25. 

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Post Discharge Care from hospital EDs

Organisation
Region
QLD
Contact
07 3105 8300 or cbeck@gpqld.com.au
Description

Improve discharge planning, referral and support of people at risk of deliberate self harm or suicide, who present to hospital Emergency Departments.