Northern Territory

The Northern Territory Suicide Prevention Strategic Framework 2018-2023 outlines plans for reducing this burden of loss and grief, and supporting all in the community to live lives filled with meaning and purpose. The framework was informed by the Fifth National Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Plan.

The framework was developed as the result of extensive public consultation across the Northern Territory, to ensure care will be delivered in a culturally safe, respectful and compassionate manner.

The Northern Territory Suicide Prevention Strategic Framework 2018-2023 represents the Territories strategy to reduce the suicide rate by half over the next ten years.

It outlines three priority areas:

  • Building stronger communities that have increased capacity to respond to and prevent suicidal behaviour through raising awareness and reducing stigma
  • Informed, inclusive services that provide timely, integrated, compassionate and culturally safe responses that meet the diverse needs of people across the Territory
  • Focused and evidence-informed support for the most vulnerable groups of people.

To support the strategic framework, the Northern Territory suicide Prevention Strategic Framework, Implementation Plan has been established and will be overseen by the Northern Territory Suicide Prevention Coordination Committee.

The plan outlines the government’s vision in achieving its goal to reducing the suicide rate over the next 10 years and improve the health and wellbeing of the Northern Territory people.