This section includes a collection of suicide prevention resources for people in the suicide prevention sector, as well as those working in mental health, government, business and community groups.
Resources listed are accessed at the user's discretion and are not endorsed by Life in Mind. Read the Life in Mind disclaimer.
#chatsafe: a young person’s guide for communicating safely online about suicide
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
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.
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.
A Longitudinal Assessment of Two Suicide Prevention Training Programs for the Construction Industry
As part of a suite of early intervention training and support services, Mates in Construction (MATES) provide two general awareness programs to promote mental health and suicide awareness and encourage help-offering and help-seeking in construction workers: General awareness training (GAT) and MATES awareness training (MAT). This study aimed to compare the effectiveness of the two programs using a before, after and follow-up design.
A Pilot Study of Clinicians' Perceptions of Feasibility, Client-Centeredness, and Usability of the Systematic Tailored Assessment for Responding to Suicidality Protocol.
The Systematic Tailored Assessment for Responding to Suicidality (STARS) is a client-centered, psychosocial needs-based assessment protocol. The aim of this study was to pilot the feasibility, client-centeredness, and usability of the STARS protocol, including clinicians' perceptions of ease of use; content validity; and administration within the community setting.
A sociological autopsy lens on older adult suicide in rural Australia: Addressing health, psychosocial factors and care practices at the intersection of policies and institutions
This paper examines the interrelationship between suicide, health, socioeconomic, and psychosocial factors in contributing to suicide in older adults in rural Australia.
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.
Athlete Psychological Resilience and Integration with Digital Mental Health Implementation Amid Covid-19
Digital mental health implementation is a logical next step for advancing the construct of athlete psychological resilience towards complementing an effective prevention and early intervention. However, mental health practitioners are grappling with digital mental health in a hybrid model of care.