The Tasmanian Government has identified a suite of suicide prevention initiatives to undertake this term. These include the development of the Tasmanian Suicide Prevention Strategy, the Tasmanian Youth Suicide Prevention Strategy and the Tasmanian Suicide Prevention Workforce Development and Training Plan.
A series of consultations have been arranged to ensure that services are engaged in the process of developing the suicide prevention strategies. A separate consultation will engage people from different community groups across Tasmania including people with a ‘lived experience’ of suicide. The consultation component is being led by the Hunter Institute of Mental Health and a team of investigators from Orygen, The National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health, the University of Melbourne and the University of Tasmania.
You are invited to participate in a brief online survey that asks questions about:
- The strengths and challenges of the 2010-2014 Tasmanian Suicide Prevention Strategy;
- The priorities for inclusion in the second Tasmanian Suicide Prevention Strategy;
- The priorities for inclusion in Tasmania’s first Youth Suicide Prevention Strategy;
- The priorities for inclusion in the Tasmanian Suicide Prevention Workforce Development and Training Plan.
You can complete some or all of the survey sections and are eligible to participate in this survey if you are aged over 18 years and work in a role that directly or indirectly involves suicide prevention as part of your employment. This may include professionals in health, education, emergency services, youth services, counselling and other community development and support services.
The survey will take about 20-30 minutes to complete. Your name and any other identifying information will be kept confidential to the research team members.
Survey organisers are keen to hear from the broadest possible range of service providers and would appreciate if you could find the time to share your knowledge and views. The survey will be open until Monday 26 October 2015.
To find out further details, and to complete the survey please click here.
A copy of the Information Statement is available for your records or to print and read before commencing the survey.