LifeSpan is a new, evidence-based, integrated approach to suicide prevention in the ACT.
ACT LifeSpan involves the simultaneous implementation of nine key strategies that have been shown to reduce suicide into one community-led approach.
As a key component of ACT LifeSpan, Suicide Prevention Collaboratives are held regularly.
These collaboratives are an important opportunity for members of the community to get together to network, share information and discuss matters relating to suicide prevention. They’re also an opportunity to learn more about LifeSpan, as well as planned activities taking place as part of LifeSpan in the ACT.
Anyone with an interest in suicide prevention is welcome to attend. Watch this space for more details soon.
At the last ACT Suicide Prevention Collaborative, held in March 2019, members of the community had a chance to hear from:
- Roses in the Ocean, an organisation which aims to empower people with lived experience to inform, influence and enhance suicide prevention
- Mental Illness Education ACT, which talked about their programs for schools, workplaces and community groups, and
- The Black Dog Institute, a key partner for ACT Lifespan, shared information about the value of incorporating the voice of lived experience in suicide prevention.