Research

  1. Mental Illness, Bereavement and Suicide Prevention Project

    SANE Australia (National)

  2. Mindframe National Media Initiative

    Hunter Institute of Mental Health (National)

  3. National Centre of Excellence in Suicide Prevention

    AISRAP, Griffith University (National)

  4. WHO START Project

    AISRAP, Griffith University (National)

  5. Building Bridges

    Centre for Rural & Remote Mental Health Queensland (South Burnett, North Burnett, Maranoa and Goondiwindi Regional Council areas of Queensland.)

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Mental Illness, Bereavement and Suicide Prevention Project

Organisation
Region
National
Contact
03 9682 5933 or info@sane.org
Description

This project has a particular focus on preventing suicides within the mental health sector. There is an emphasis on giving mental health workers the tools and support that they need to prevent suicidal crisis from occurring. There is also a focus on preventing further suicides by supporting the friends and family of with mental illness who are bereaved by suicide. By providing workers with tools necessary to have a holistic response to suicide we aim to prevent suicides in a population of people at particularly high risk of suicide – those with persistent mental illness.


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Mindframe National Media Initiative

Organisation
Region
National
Contact
Description

The Mindframe National Media Initiative provides access to up-to-date, evidence-based information to support the reporting, portrayal and communication about suicide and mental illness in the Australian mass media. The initiative involves building a collaborative relationship with the media and other sectors that influence the media, such as key sources for news stories. 

Funded by the Australian Government Department of Health under the National Suicide Prevention Program, the Mindframe National Media Initiative is managed by the Hunter Institute of Mental Health. Program activities include national leadership, resource development and national dissemination, and ongoing contribution to the evidence base in this area.


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National Centre of Excellence in Suicide Prevention

Organisation
Region
National
Contact
07 3735 3382 or aisrap@griffith.edu.au
Description

Provide advice to the Department of Health and Ageing and other agencies on best practice in suicide prevention, provide direct support to agencies contracted by the Department, a bi-annual critical literature review regarding suicide and suicide prevention, advice on evaluation of suicide prevention work and advice on data quality.


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WHO START Project

Organisation
Region
National
Contact
07 3735 3382 or aisrap@griffith.edu.au
Description
Provide for a researcher to investigate preventative interventions across various countries, cultures and population sub-groups with the Asia-Pacific region. This project is an Australian component of a broader international research project.


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Building Bridges

Organisation
Region
South Burnett, North Burnett, Maranoa and Goondiwindi Regional Council areas of Queensland.
Contact
Mr Tim Saal 0400 104 332 or timsaal@acrrmh.com.au
Description

Consult, advise and work with the community to develop, implement, and coordinate activities that support community and organisational capacity building for suicide prevention and well-being.