Country SA PHN one of the twelve National Suicide Prevention Trial sites
Country SA PHN were very pleased to have been announced as one of the twelve National Suicide Prevention Trial Sites which were established in 2017. The trial has brought significant resources, activity, and funding to areas of need throughout the Country North region of South Australia, including Whyalla, Port Augusta, Port Pirie, Port Lincoln and the Yorke Peninsula.
The trial is placed at a regional level to better respond to local needs, and identify new learnings in relation to suicide prevention strategies. The trial has adopted some elements of the Black Dog Institutes LifeSpan model which is a system based approach to the delivery of suicide prevention services, targeting populations identified at a local level as ‘at-risk’.
Initially scheduled to end in June 2020, the Australian Government announced in January 2020 it would provide further funding to extend the National Suicide Prevention Trail sites for a further year to June 2021, encouraging the sites to focus on evaluation and sustainability.
Target groups were selected based on a needs assessment
Throughout the trial we have adapted some elements of the Black Dog Institutes LifeSpan model, which is a systems-based approach to the delivery of suicide prevention at a local level. In Country SA we have been targeting three population groups who have been identified as ‘at-risk’. These were selected based on a needs assessment conducted within the region and include:
To find out more about LifeSpan and the nine strategies, please visit the Black Dog Institute site below.
Whyalla Suicide Prevention Network
The latest National Suicide Prevention Trial Updates & Reports
For further information on the National Suicide Prevention Trial, please contact the trial team.
Manager - Mental Health & AOD
Project Officer Suicide Prevention