The role of housing insecurity and homelessness in suicidal behaviour and effective interventions to reduce suicidal thoughts and behaviours: a review of the evidence
An evidence check prepared by Australia Housing and Urban Research Institute on the role of housing insecurity and homelessness in suicidal behaviour and effective interventions to reduce suicidal thoughts and behaviours.
Authored by: Mok, K., Riley, J., Rosebrock, H., Gale, N., Nicolopoulos, A., Larsen, M., Armstrong, S., Heffernan, C., Laggis, G., Torok, M., Shand, F.
The role of alcohol and other drugs in suicidal behaviour and effective interventions to reduce suicidal thoughts and behaviours
A rapid review and evidence check prepared by The University of Sydney’s Matilda Centre for Research in Mental Health and Substance Use outlining the role of alcohol/other drugs as a risk factor for suicidal behaviour, and to review interventions focused on alcohol/other drugs for their effectiveness in reducing suicide attempts and suicide deaths.
Authored by: Fisher A, Marel C, Morley K, Teesson M, Mills K.
Effective interventions to reduce suicidal thoughts and behaviours among children in contact with child protection and out-of-home care systems – a rapid evidence review.
A rapid evidence review of the literature prepared by the Institute of Child Protection Studies at the Australian Catholic University. The review outlines the role played by involvement in the child protection system—including placement in out of home care (OOHC), as a risk factor for suicidal behaviour. The review looks at the effectiveness of interventions focused on OOHC for at-risk children in reducing suicidal thoughts, suicide attempts and suicide deaths.
Authored by: Trew, S., Russell, D. H., & Higgins, D.
Interventions to reduce suicidal thoughts and behaviours in people who have had contact with the criminal justice system: A rapid review evidence check
A rapid review evidence check prepared by the Justice Health Unit at the University of Melbourne. The purpose of the evidence check is to identify literature regarding the effectiveness of interventions to reduce suicide and suicide-related behaviours in people who have come into contact with the criminal justice system. The paper discusses the quality of studies included in the review, identified gaps in the evidence and provides policy implications and recommendations for consideration.
Authored by: Borschmann, R., Carter, A., Butler, A., Southalan, L., Willoughby, M., Janca, E., Kinner, S. A.
The Supplementary Research Reports were prepared for the National Suicide Prevention Adviser and the National Suicide Prevention Taskforce, commissioned through the National Suicide Prevention Research Fund, which is managed by Suicide Prevention Australia.
The National Suicide Prevention Research Fund was established by the Federal Government to support world-class research into suicide prevention and facilitate the rapid translation of knowledge into more effective services for individuals, families and communities.