Compassion and Connection: Tasmanian Suicide Prevention Strategy 2023-2027 sets out the vision and priorities for preventing suicide in Tasmania.


A compassionate and connected community working together to prevent suicide in Tasmania.


Tasmania’s strategy aims to deliver the vision through five priorities:

  • Enabling collective action to prevent the onset of suicidal behaviour and respond early to distress.
  • Delivering compassionate and connected services that meet people’s needs.
  • Empowering our people and communities to lead suicide prevention action.
  • Developing a skilled, supported, and sustained workforce in Tasmania.
  • Enhancing whole-of-government mechanisms to coordinate our approach.


Enablers support action and promote strategy success. Tasmania has four key enablers, including:

  • Making mental health and suicide prevention a Premier’s priority.
  • Enhancing governance arrangements for an accountable and coordinated approach.
  • Developing and reporting publicly on implementation plans.
  • Taking a continuous improvement and robust monitoring and evaluation approach.