The LifeSpan Newcastle pilot is being led by the Hunter Alliance, a partnership between the Hunter New England Local Health District (including the Hunter Institute of Mental Health), Hunter New England Central Coast Primary Health Network, Hunter Primary Care and Calvary Mater Newcastle. The pilot builds on collaborative work already occurring in Newcastle between these organisations. The implementation of the LifeSpan model in Newcastle is only possible through the support of the community and important partners.
A LifeSpan Newcastle suicide prevention collaborative has been established. It is open to all who are interested in suicide prevention, who are committed to using the evidence about what works to inform what we do, and who can support the delivery of LifeSpan in Newcastle.
A range of working groups, drawn from members of the collaborative, will provide specific advice, consultation and leadership to support the delivery of the trial in Newcastle. A project consortium, comprising of representatives from the Hunter Alliance, provide oversight of the pilot, while the project work is overseen by a local implementation team.