Queensland is stepping up action to reduce suicide, with $62 million allocated as part of the State Budget.
Minister for Health and Ambulance Services Steven Miles said the funding from the healthcare budget addressed emerging critical needs for service responses directed at people at high risk of suicide.
Mr Miles said funding included:
- $7.5 million over four years for Beyond Blue's Way Back suicide prevention services
- $10.8 million over four years for Safe Haven Cafes
- $11.3 million over four years to trial a sub-acute, community based crisis-stabilisation facility
- $28.1 million over four years to enhance community mental health support services
- $4.1 million for a service reform project.
Read the Minister's media release: $62 million to fight suicide.
Review the Budget 2019-20 Suicide prevention initiatives fact sheet.