Evaluation of the National Suicide Prevention Trial

  • Pirkis, Jane Elizabeth (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))
  • Currier, Dianne M. (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • King, Kylie (Chief Investigator (CI))

Project: Consultancy

Project Details

Project Description

The National Suicide Prevention Trial has been designed to gather evidence in relation to suicide prevention activities in local geographical areas of Australia, and to further understanding of what strategies are most effective in preventing suicide at a local level and in at-risk populations. More specifically, its objective is to provide evidence of how a more systems-based approach to suicide prevention might best be undertaken within the Australian context and to identify new learnings in relation to suicide prevention in at-risk populations. The National Suicide Prevention Trial involves 12 regions in 11 PHNs. The 12 regions were announced progressively between July 2016 and February 2017, and the responsible PHNs have been charged with the task of selecting specific trial sites within these regions, based on need. Five at-risk population groups were identified as key ‘focus areas’ of the National Suicide Prevention Trial: people who have attempted suicide or are considered at-risk of suicide, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, young adult and middle-aged men, young people, LGBTI people, and veterans. The evaluation will be undertaken with the aim of gathering and analysing information from the National Suicide Prevention Trial sites to determine what strategies are effective in preventing suicide at a local level and in target populations, and to consider the implications of these findings for future suicide prevention activities.
Short titleNSPT evaluation
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date1/01/1831/12/20

Keywords

  • Suicide prevention
  • evaluation
  • program evaluation