These Programs are listed under the Best Practice Register.

Evidence Based Programs

 

LivingWorks Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training

LivingWorks Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training

LivingWorks ASIST program has several aims and objectives: 1. Community Development Goals: (a) Enhance the capacity of individuals and organisations to provide suicide intervention training, with a focus on suicide first aid. (b) Optimise nationwide access to suicide intervention training. 2. Participant aims and learning objectives: (a) recognise that caregivers and persons with suicide…

Regions available: All states/territories

Program or service designed for: Suitable for anyone

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safeTALK in Schools

safeTALK in Schools

SafeTALK in schools aims to engage youth in a school environment (Year 11 students at age 16+) in awareness raising of suicide prevention and motivation to seek help and support others who are distressed and vulnerable to suicidal thoughts and actions – building the capacity of young persons and those around them to prevent suicide. The safeTALK program, which has been incorporated into the…

Regions available: New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland, South Australia, Western Australia, Tasmania, Northern Territory, Australian Capital Territory

Program or service designed for: Youth, Indigenous populations, Rural and remote communities, Whole of community

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The Mental Health First Aid Program

The Mental Health First Aid Program

In 2000, in order to improve the level of mental health literacy of the community, a Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training course was developed by Betty Kitchener AM and Professor Tony Jorm, following the model that has been successfully applied in many countries with conventional first aid. Mental health first aid is the help provided to a person who is developing a mental health problem,…

Regions available: All states/territories

Program or service designed for: CALD communities, Emergency Services as First Responders, Older people, Rural and remote communities, Whole of community, Workforce, Youth

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Youth Aware of Mental Health

Youth Aware of Mental Health

Youth Aware of Mental Health (YAM) is a schools-based mental health and suicide prevention program for 14-16 year olds delivered by the Black Dog Institute. YAM aims to promote discussion and awareness of mental health issues, as well as the development of problem solving skills and emotional intelligence in young people. The program has the strongest evidence base of school programs reviewed by…

Regions available: All states/territories

Program or service designed for: Youth

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High Merit Programs

 

CALM The Voice of Education in Suicide

CALM The Voice of Education in Suicide

To reduce suicide and its impact on individuals, families and communities; to educate and empower every person in every community to recognise and support those at risk of suicide. Through education and knowledge we will empower every person to understand, respond to and so prevent suicide.

Regions available: All states/territories

Program or service designed for: LGBTIQ populations, Rural and remote communities, Suitable for anyone, Whole of community, Workforce

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Cool Connections In Schools

Cool Connections In Schools

The Cool Connections program aims to increase confidence, enhance social skills and develop a sense of connectedness for primary school aged children who experience issues such as social withdrawal, anxiety or difficulties with peer relationships.

Regions available: New South Wales

Program or service designed for: Children

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SANE Suicide Prevention and Mental Illness Workshop

SANE Suicide Prevention and Mental Illness Workshop

The SANE Suicide Prevention and Mental Illness Workshop aims to improve how mental health professionals support people at risk of suicide through prevention, intervention and postvention. By providing mental health agencies and workers with the tools necessary to have a holistic response to suicide, we aim to prevent suicides in a population of people at particularly high risk of suicide – those…

Regions available: All states/territories

Program or service designed for: Emergency Services as First Responders, Workforce

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