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A guide to asking R U OK?

Developed in consultation between R U OK? and the National LGBTI Health Alliance, this conversation guide contains tips to help people know when and how to ask someone who is gender, bodily or sexuality diverse, “Are you OK?” in a safe and supportive way.

#chatsafe: a young person’s guide for communicating safely online about suicide

by Orygen

Developed with young people, these guidelines provide tools and tips for young people to help them communicate safely online about suicide.

The guidelines consist of the following sections:

1. Before you post anything online about suicide;

2. Sharing your own thoughts, feelings or experience with suicidal behaviour online;

3. Communicating about someone you know who is affected by suicidal thoughts, feelings or behaviours;

4. Responding to someone who may be suicidal;

5. Memorial websites, pages and closed groups to honour the deceased.

A comparison of multi-component systems approaches to suicide prevention

The Journal of Australasian Psychiatry published work by Black Dog Institute researchers, comparing LifeSpan to other suicide prevention models internationally.

A guide for communities: Using social media following the suicide of a young person and to help prevent suicide clusters

by Orygen

The #chatsafe guidelines were developed by Orygen in 2018 and are designed to help young people communicate safely about suicide on social media. The clusters resource is based on the original #chatsafe guidelines and has been developed to help communities who may have experienced the suicide of a young person provide information and support via social media in a safe and supportive way.

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Act Belong Commit Fact Sheets and Resources

The CRRMH has adapted the Act Belong Commit mental health promotion campaign as one of its key initiatives. You can find an evaluation report as well as a range of fact sheets and resources to educate people about being mentally healthy.

Beyond Blue online forums

Online forums providing space to ask questions, share experiences and support with other users.

Beyond Now – Your suicide safety planning app

The Beyond Now suicide safety planning app allows people to create a structured plan (ideally with the support form a health professional or someone whom is trusted), that participants can used when experiencing suicidal thoughts, feelings, distress or crisis.

Black Dog Institute Fact Sheets

Black Dog Institute provides a range of free factsheets and resources to educate people about mental health research and treatments. These cover such topics as: depression, bipolar disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, workplace mental health, adolescents and young people’s mental health, suicide prevention, e-mental health, positive psychology and wellbeing.