ACT Suicide Prevention Strategy
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In this section:
"Let's Talk" Suicide Prevention Campaign
The Campaign aims to:
- raise awareness about suicide and suicide prevention for residents of the ACT;
- provide information about where residents of the ACT can obtain assistance if they, or someone they know, is at risk of suicide; and
- reduce the stigma associated with suicide.
The ACT Government's suicide prevention strategy Managing the Risk of Suicide: A Suicide Prevention Strategy 2009-2014 (Managing the Risk of Suicide) provides a service development framework to guide an integrated, whole of community approach to suicide prevention across the lifespan in the ACT.
As a sub-plan to the ACT Mental Health Services Plan and companion document to the Promotion, Prevention and Early Intervention Framework, Building a Strong Foundation: A Framework for Promoting Mental Health and Wellbeing in the ACT 2009-2014, this strategy takes a whole of government, whole of community approach to suicide prevention in the ACT.
Managing the Risk of Suicide takes a comprehensive and wide-ranging approach to the prevention of suicide in the ACT.
The Strategy considers biological, psychological, social and environmental factors influencing suicide and is concerned with preventing suicide across the life span.
Reflecting the main themes from reports and strategies on suicide prevention in Australia the comprehensive approach adopted by this strategy seeks to:
- Address multiple risk and protective factors;
- Involve sustained action over a long period;
- Involve local and national action;
- Take a wide view of prevention as requiring interventions at a range of levels including the environment, whole of community, specific population groups and individuals at risk; and
- Include a focus on improving data, research and evaluation.