Life in Mind

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Life in Mind is a new national initiative connecting suicide prevention organisations, researchers, and programs and services to each other and the community. This initiative is delivered by a comprehensive digital platform for knowledge exchange around suicide prevention activities across Australia.

Life in Mind provides sector leadership through collaboration and engagement, and facilitates access to current evidence-based suicide prevention resources, services, research and policy through an easily accessible online platform.

Life in Mind aims to reduce suicidal behaviours and suicide rate in Australia, as well as supporting consistent and coordinated messaging surrounding suicide attempts, responses to suicide and its impacts.

Everymind is leading the Life in Mind project, which has been funded by the Australian Department of Health National Suicide Prevention Leadership and Support Program, under Activity 4 – the National Media and Communications Strategies, for a period of two years until June 2019.

The overall objectives of Life in Mind include to:

  • Link policy to practice, communities to help-seeking and practitioners to the evidence base through an accessible online portal.
  • Support coordinated, consistent messaging around suicide prevention through the operationalisation of the National Communications Charter: A unified approach to mental health and suicide prevention.
  • Promote leadership and support within the sector, and for community, through the implementation of the Life in Mind Champions Group.

By supporting the work and efforts of the organisations working in suicide prevention, Life in Mind facilitates a coordinated approach to suicide prevention that is evidence based and encompasses best practice principles to reduce the incidence and impact of suicide and suicidal behaviour in Australia. The strength of Life in Mind lies in its national consultation and partnership with the suicide prevention sector to develop a pivotal connection for organisations, programs, researchers and professionals working in suicide prevention in Australia. Life in Mind also supports the Primary Health Networks (PHNs) to lead a regional and integrated approach to suicide prevention.

Email the project team: [email protected]

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