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
- 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
A discussion paper, Suicide Prevention in Queensland: Continuing the Conversation Discussion Paper was developed to guide consultation and inform development of the Action Plan.
Also read the:
- Strategic conversations communique
- Media release Shift needed to break barriers and prevent suicide
- Conference Presentation (PDF, 262KB) and speech (PDF, 121 KB) to stakeholders.
Progress was monitored by: