Consultations

Life in Mind aims to connect organisations, programs, researchers and professionals working in suicide prevention in Australia, while supporting a coordinated, consistent national approach to suicide prevention.

From June–August 2017, 98 participants from 75 suicide prevention-related organisations, plus 32 representatives from 20 Primary Health Networks (PHNs), took part in face-to-face and online consultations.

Overall, the consultations sought to gain information and understanding about:

  • needs and priorities of organisations
  • preferred content for the portal
  • ways to support effective and safe knowledge exchange across sectors (locally, regionally and nationally)
  • existing suicide prevention policies/strategies/frameworks/action plans, research, programs (primary, secondary and postvention approaches), services and resources that are evidence-based and best practice standards for communicating about suicide
  • the Charter, including content review and ways to operationalise it.

The summary report, which details the findings from this consultation process, can be accessed here: Life in Mind consultation summary.