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National Suicide Prevention Leadership and Support Program

ClosedGrant Closed: 28th of January 2022 - 2:00 pm Run By: Australian Government Department of Health Further Information: https://www.grants.gov.au/Go/Show?GoUuid=1ffdf78d-2930-43d6-ae52-76a0afde5940

This grant opportunity will fund a single organisation to undertake a national leadership role in suicide prevention and provide relevant support to the suicide prevention sector in Australia.

Activities include, but are not limited to:

  • facilitating partnerships to reduce the stigma around mental illness and suicide, and supporting the inclusion of people with lived experience in suicide prevention;
  • building ongoing capacity in the suicide prevention sector by improving linkages, networks and cooperation among the mental health and suicide prevention sector, PHNs, community-based organisations, research institutions and the Australian Government;
  • working with all organisations funded under the program to encourage collaboration and information-sharing, with a focus on preventing duplication and strengthening services;
  • facilitating relationships between organisations funded through this program and PHNs;
  • identifying partners and building networks with appropriate representatives of at risk populations and communities, for example peak bodies, to develop, strengthen, and support suicide prevention activity in these populations and communities;
  • providing opportunities for sector collaboration and information sharing through conferences or similar events; including hosting an annual national suicide prevention conference;
  • providing information and feedback to the Australian Government on behalf of the suicide prevention sector;
  • developing, maintaining and administering an accreditation program to support organisations to implement safe, high quality and effective suicide prevention activities in Australia;
  • developing evidence-based guidance and resources for the suicide prevention sector and other relevant sectors
  • working in close collaboration with research institutes and organisations,, to ensure the translation of suicide prevention research to the sector
Last Updated: 22nd of December 2021
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