NATIONAL SUICIDE PREVENTION TRIAL

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 below.

Community Lived Experience Calendars

CSAPHN are pleased to present our Community Lived Experience Calendars.
The calendars showcase local photographic images and stories of mental health and help-seeking. Helping to breakdown stigma and facilitate conversations about mental health across the Yorke and Eyre Peninsulas.

Each calendar includes details about local services available.

Eyre Peninsula Calendar 
Yorke Peninsula Calendar

Chez Curnow
Asst Manager – Suicide Prevention & Low Intensity Strategies
e  ccurnow@countrysaphn.com.au
p  08 8643 5619

Hayley Colyer
Project Officer Suicide Prevention
e  hcolyer@countrysaphn.com.au
p  08 8644 4920

Chloe Oosterbroek
Project & Research Officer
e  coosterbroek@countrysaphn.com.au
p  08 8644 4910