Working with Black Dog Institute to design and
implement an evidence-informed approach to suicide prevention in NSW.
CEI is working with Black Dog Institute to design and implement LifeSpan: an evidence-informed approach to suicide prevention in NSW.
Despite increased interest and investment in suicide prevention, rates are not declining. In 2014, 2,864 Australians died by suicide – more than the national road toll. LifeSpan will provide more robust, evidence-informed prevention strategies to help save lives from suicide.
CEI is working with the Black Dog Institute to:
Integrate high-quality implementation practice into LifeSpan
Implement LifeSpan in four local NSW trial sites to determine the effectiveness of the new approach
Assess whether the trial site communities are using the new approach successfully and seeing results
Refine suicide prevention strategies to best meet local needs using current evidence
LifeSpan is community-based, working at a local level to implement nine suicide-prevention strategies: from increasing students’ understanding of mental illness, to helping GPs better identify and support at-risk individuals. LifeSpan’s integrated systems approach is expected to prevent 21% of suicide deaths and 30% of suicide attempts.
More information about LifeSpan can be found here.