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.
Suicide rates in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities are amongst the highest in the world. Despite increased funding and implementation of new prevention programs, very few indigenous people will seek help before acting on suicidal thoughts.
iBobbly is a trial of the world’s first suicide prevention app designed especially for use by Indigenous people on mobile phones or tablet devices.
Called iBobbly (a name derived from a Kimberley greeting), the app delivers treatment-based therapy in a culturally relevant way.
Kids Helpline Insights Report - Key insights of suicide related contacts
Provides a summary of the characteristics of the suicide-related contacts to Kids Helpline in 2017.
Lessons for Life- The experiences of people who attempt suicide: A qualitative research report
The Lessons for Life research report examines the experiences of people who attempt suicide and what helps or hinders their recovery.
Conducted by SANE Australia and the University of New England, this research explores first-person experiences of attempted suicide and what we can learn from survivors to save lives now and in the future.
A key recommendation stemming from the Lessons for Life report was the need to reduce the stigma associated with suicide and improve people’s access to treatments.
Lessons for Life: video
The Lessons for Life video is a ten-minute clip showing the experiences of five people who have attempted suicide. It aims to break down negative stereotypes about people who attempt suicide and shows that there is hope for those affected.
Living Is For Everyone (LIFE) Framework (2007) aims to support population health approaches and prevention activities that will assist in reducing the loss of life through suicide in Australia.
This fact sheet explains the vision, purpose and six action areas and their proposed outcomes for the LIFE Framework.
This fact sheet sets out the principles for effective suicide prevention and considerations for planning and conducting activities.
This fact sheet sets out a recommended framework for the evaluation of suicide prevention projects, activities and programs.
A video explaining the role of LifeSpan in suicide prevention
Lived Experience Framework (LifeSpan)
The Black Dog Institute’s Lived Experience Framework was developed to outline recommendations for effectively engaging people with lived experience of suicidality, bereavement by suicide and mental illness. It was also created with reviews from their families, support people and carers of those with lived experiences. Key insights from the Framework inform Black Dog’s implementation of the LifeSpan systems approach to suicide prevention.
Mental Health Continuum resource
This resource helps you track how you are feeling and where to get help if you need it.
This resource was developed with ReachOut for rural young people to help track how they are feeling and where to find help if they or someone they know is struggling with their mental health.
Mindframe - Self care for Media Reporting on Suicide and Mental illness
It is increasingly recognised, within Australia and internationally, that reporting on suicide and mental illness can have a profound effect on journalists. This includes reporting on and interviewing people impacted by suicide such as the bereaved.