Suicide is the act of purposely ending one’s life. It is a public health issue that affects all ages and deeply impacts individuals, families, workplaces and communities across Australia.
However, it is important to know that suicide can be prevented, and everyone including governments and communities, has a role to play.
To support this, accurate and up-to-date information about suicide is needed to inform coordinated and consistent policy, planning and practice. Enabling access to information about the data; research and evidence; what is happening nationally, at a state or territory level and in our local area; and what groups are disproportionately impacted by suicide, ensures efforts are able to be directed in an evidence-based and informed way.
Life in Mind is funded as part of the National Suicide Prevention Leadership and Support Program and aims to increase awareness and understanding of best-practice in suicide prevention to encourage application to practice, collaboration and sharing of evidence-based information.