Early identification of disease risk factors
Suicide remains the leading cause of death among people aged 15-44 years. In addition to the premature loss of life, suicide can have a profound and lasting negative impact on families, workplaces and our regional, rural and remote communities.
We are committed to providing integrated systems-based regional approaches in partnership, that support people who have attempted suicide or those at risk of suicide. Focusing also on programs that build the capacity and confidence of our communities and workforce to recognise and respond to suicide across Country SA.
Country SA PHN is also one of the 12 national trial sites around the country taking part in the National Suicide Prevention Trial, with work in the region targeted towards Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, young people aged 15 -24 and men aged 24–54. Click here to read more about our trial site activities.
In an emergency please call 000, visit your nearest hospital emergency or contact any of the crisis helplines.
Support to decrease suicidal ideation, suicide attempts and deaths by suicide for Aboriginal people in the Port Augusta and Whyalla regions.
Using training as a tool to raise awareness about suicide and its contributing risk factors in industry and how we can all be part of the solution. Support is then provided through clear pathways of help. Yorke Peninsula, Port Pirie, Port Augusta, Whyalla and Port Lincoln regions
Lifeline’s Connect Model is an integrated approach to suicide prevention aimed at helping people before they reach crisis point. The model combines counselling services, suicide prevention programs, and activities to increase connections in the community. Clare region
For further information on the Suicide Prevention Services, please contact the team.
Regional Suicide Prevention Coordinator
Executive Manager - Mental Health and Alcohol & Other Drugs