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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.

Let’s Talk Fact Sheets

The CRRMH and RAMHP provide a range of free fact sheets to educate people about rural mental health issues. These cover topics such as: Seeing your GP about your mental health, managing stress during drought, where to find help for mental health services and taking care of yourself following a natural disaster.

Let’s Talk Rural Mental Health podcast

The CRRMH developed an award winning podcast in partnership with journalist Kia Kandley which covers mental health issues in rural and regional Australia. The podcast includes three series covering a diverse range of topics including: mentally healthy workplaces, rural suicide prevention, homelessness, coping with the drought, loneliness and men’s mental health.

LifeSpan

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

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.