Suicide prevention

Suicide is everyone’s business

Central Queensland, Wide Bay, Sunshine Coast PHN is committed to working with service providers to achieve better outcomes on suicide prevention for communities. Contracted providers across the region include:

Artius Aftercare Services

For support after a suicide attempt or crisis, Artius provides non-clinical, assertive outreach, follow-up care and practical supports to individuals directly after a suicide attempt or crisis.

For further information visit the Artius website.

Online training

QPR Online Gatekeeper Training

This free one hour training provides:

  • 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

Enter organisation code: SCPHN to activate your account.

Access the free training

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 use 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.

Target groups

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

Trial sites

  • North Burnett: Gayndah, Mount Perry, Biggenden, Monto, Mundubbera, Eidsvold
  • Maryborough
  • Gympie and surrounds (Tin Can Bay, Imbil, Cooloola Coast and Kilkivan)

Trial dates

  • Each trial site will run from 1 July 2016 to 30 June 2020
National Suicide Prevention Trial information sheet

How to get involved

These action plans include details of upcoming training, events or collaboration and how you can get involved in trial site.

More information

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

Wide Bay:
PH: (07) 4131 0800