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NSW starts work on better suicide prevention

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May 12, 2018

THE community is urged to get involved in the development of a strategic framework for Suicide Prevention in NSW.

THE community is urged to get involved in the development of a strategic framework for Suicide Prevention in NSW.

The framework is being led by NSW Health and the Mental Health Commission of NSW and will set out fundamental principles for suicide prevention across the state.

Advice is being sought from more than 35 organisations including Lifeline, NSW Ambulance, NSW Police, Black Dog Institute, beyondblue and the NSW Farmers’ Association.

To guide the project, the Mental Health Commission of NSW has developed a survey for members of the community to complete.

“The solution to suicide does not lie just with individuals, but with whole communities,’’ State Member for Murray Austin Evans said.

“Together we can build strong, connected, and informed communities where no-one feels isolated and everyone knows how to find help or offer it if needed.

“That’s why we are asking the members of our community to help us understand what is or isn’t working in our area.”

To complete the survey, visit surveymonkey.com/r/communitysuicideprev

If you or someone you know needs crisis support, call Lifeline 13 11 14, MensLine Australia 1300 78 99 78 or Kids Helpline 1800 55 1800.

For mental health services in Murray phone the NSW Mental Health Line on 1800 011 511.

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