We are working to deliver a suicide prevention pilot in the Maranoa that builds on existing suicide prevention activities, community infrastructure and community strengths.
A scoping study and community engagement were undertaken to inform the place based approach. The scoping study revealed a range of community strengths in Maranoa that can provide a solid foundation for a place based strength focused suicide prevention initiative.
These strengths include a well-established interagency network, a commitment to a collective action for suicide prevention and resilient community leadership.
The Commission is collaborating with Western Queensland Primary Health Network to establish the pilot model.