Suicide prevention

Suicide is a public health issue that requires coordinated and combined efforts from all levels of government, health care systems, front-line health and community workers, workplaces, schools and other education settings, community groups, as well as individual, families and communities.

Suicide prevention should prioritise cost-effective and evidence-based approaches that focus on a broad spectrum of interventions that allow for activities to be targeted at populations and individuals. It should also look outside health and other service systems and think broadly about tackling the factors that may increase or decrease risk in individuals and communities.

Life in Mind advances suicide prevention in Australia by connecting the sector to translated research and data, policy and resources. Life in Mind increases awareness and understanding of best-practice in suicide prevention to encourage application to practice, collaboration and sharing of evidence-based information.

In this section

About suicide

A comprehensive guide to increase awareness of suicide prevention in Australia.


Suicide prevention approaches in Australia.

Strategies and Frameworks

Find out what suicide prevention policies and strategies are guiding Australia’s current approach to suicide prevention within health, organisational and community settings.

Priority populations

Suicide and self-harm are complex, and can affect people of all ages, cultures, sexual orientations, occupations and places they live. However, it is widely acknowledged that some groups of people have a disproportionately increased risk of suicide that that of other populations.


Life in Mind provides a portal for organisations and communities working in suicide prevention and related sectors, to share and receive information.