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Suicide prevention plan

We are currently developing a renewed suicide prevention plan for Queensland to support the Queensland Government's target of halving the rate of suicide by 2026.

A renewed approach

The Plan is a key deliverable under Shifting minds: Queensland Mental Health, Alcohol and Other Drugs Strategic Plan 2018-2023.

The renewed plan will have a 10-year focus across three phases with four key action areas:

  • Building reslience and wellbeing in our people and community
  • Reducing vulnerability through strengthening support to vulnerable people
  • Responding to  crisis through enhancing our response to suicide
  • Working together to achieve more.


On 24 May 2019 more than 100 people from diverse sectors participated in a collaborative workshop that generated ideas and input from:

  • people with a lived experience
  • community members
  • service providers
  • government and non-government departments
  • academics 
  • business community
  • private sector stakeholders.

The priority initiatives proposed at the workshop have helped inform the Plan’s direction and development, as has targeted consultation with a variety of government and non-government agencies, with a particular focus on:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
  • children and young people
  • rural and remote communities
  • alcohol and other drugs
  • data collection and use.

The plan will also be guided by information gathered from previous consultation processes and advice received by QMHC.

Suicide Prevention Action Plan 2015-17

The superceded Queensland Suicide Prevention Action Plan 2015–17 was developed as a key initiative of the 2014-2019 Strategic Plan. See also the Summary of the Suicide Prevention Action Plan.

The Suicide Prevention Action Plan was released on World Suicide Prevention Day in 2015. Read the launch speech, presentation and Ministerial media release.

A discussion paper, Suicide Prevention in Queensland: Continuing the Conversation Discussion Paper was developed to guide consultation and inform development of the Action Plan.

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Progress was monitored by: