Suicide prevention is a shared focus of the Victorian Government and Primary Health Networks, an Australian Government initiative.
Key policies include the 5th National Mental Health & Suicide Prevention Plan and the Victorian suicide prevention framework 2016-25. In line with these, the Victorian Government and the six Victorian Primary Health Networks (PHNs) are collaborating to trial place-based approaches.
Our goals are for reduced rates of suicide; reduced suicide attempts; improved individual and community resilience and wellbeing; and an improved system to prevent suicide in an ongoing way.
A collective impact framework brings organisations, services and community together to develop a plan and build local capacity to reduce suicide and deliver effective suicide prevention at a local level.
An overview video for Victoria’s place-based suicide prevention trials is now available to view via the link below