Suicide Prevention

Central Queensland, Wide Bay, Sunshine Coast PHN is committed to working with service providers to achieve better outcomes on suicide prevention for communities. This includes working jointly with various stakeholders to develop community action plans founded on evidence-based interventions and collaboration. The contracted providers across the region include:

For support after a suicide attempt or crisis, Artius’s Aftercare Services are available for people residing in all Central Queensland, Wide Bay, Sunshine Coast PHN areas. The services are designed to support continuity of care by providing non-clinical, assertive outreach, follow-up care and practical supports to individuals directly after a suicide attempt or crisis. For further information, please visit Artius.

National Suicide Prevention Trial

Central Queensland, Wide Bay, Sunshine Coast PHN has been announced as one of the twelve National Suicide Prevention Trial sites, bringing significant resources, activity and funding to areas of need in the region.

The trial will utilise the Black Dog Institute’s LifeSpan model which is a systems-based approach to the delivery of suicide prevention services, targeting at-risk populations identified at a local level through existing needs assessments and an audit completed by the Black Dog Institute.

To find out more about LifeSpan and the nine strategies, please visit Black Dog Institute.

Suicide Prevention strategy and activity is being implemented across our Central Queensland, Wide Bay and Sunshine Coast areas, however the main community hubs for the Trial Site activity are: Gympie, Maryborough, Eidsvold, Mount Perry, Biggenden, Gayndah, Monto and Mundubbera. For our PHN region, target groups were selected based on a needs assessment across these areas.

The targets include:

  • Adult Males (30-59 years)
  • Unemployed Adult Males
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Males

How to get involved

For further details about the activity being undertaken in the Trial Site communities, please refer to the relevant Community Action Plan below. These action plans include details of upcoming training, events or collaboration and how you can get involved.

For further information, or to register your interest in an upcoming activity within the Trial Sites, please contact:

Sunshine Coast and Gympie: 
PH: (07) 5456 8100

Wide Bay:
PH: (07) 4131 0800

Upcoming events

Mindframe Plus: Training for communicating suicide to the public
Gympie: 15 November 2018
Maryborough: 14 November 2018
Mundubbera: 13 November 2018

Three steps you can take to help prevent suicide

Free access to Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) Online

The three simple steps anyone can learn in less than 1 hour to help save a life from suicide. QPR training will provide you with:

  • Knowledge and skills to identify warning signs that someone may be suicidal
  • Confidence to talk to them about suicidal thoughts
  • Connect them with professional care

If you are based within our PHN’s National Suicide Prevention Trial Site areas, please e-mail your local area contact to obtain a licence free of charge.

Access the training

1. Enter the organisational code: SCPHN

2. Enter your name and email address and the instructions from there.

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LifeSpan Wheel, click to expand
LifeSpan Wheel, click to expand.
Suicide is everyone’s business