Strategy and policy

Our strategy and policy program translates best available knowledge from research, practice and lived and living experience into publications and advice that can be implemented in policy and practice.

When prevention knowledge is applied in the design and delivery of policies and programs, there are benefits for people and communities through reduced onset and impact of mental ill-health and suicidal distress.

We have a proven track record in developing strategic plans and guiding frameworks, translating knowledge into policy advice and education that increases knowledge of prevention in practice across settings.

In this section:

Prevention First Frameworks

Developed by Everymind:

Wellbeing and Prevention Coalition in Mental Health

Everymind is pleased to be a member of the Wellbeing and Prevention Coalition in Mental Health – a group of like-minded organisations committed to enhancing Australia’s approach to preventive mental health.

Tasmanian Suicide Prevention Strategy

Everymind was contracted by the Mental Health and Drug Directorate, Tasmanian Department of Health to lead the writing and development of the Tasmanian Suicide Prevention Strategy 2023-2027. The strategy was developed following significant consultation with individuals with lived and living experience of suicide, service providers, government agencies and communities in Tasmania. It sets out the vision and priorities for preventing suicide in Tasmania for the next five years.

Everymind also worked with stakeholders in Tasmania to operationalise the strategy through Tasmanian Suicide Prevention Strategy Implementation Plan One: January 2023 – June 2024.

Every Doctor, Every Setting: A National Framework

Everymind worked to develop the new National Framework in partnership with a national working group and in consultation with doctors, doctors in training and medical students in addition to a review of best practice evidence.

It aims to guide coordinated action on the mental health of doctors and medical students through target areas including: improving training and work environments; recognising and responding to those needing support; improving the response to doctors and medical students impacted; and the culture of the medical profession to enable wellbeing and coordinated action and accountability.


Everymind contributes to government inquiries to help elevate the prevention of suicide and mental ill-health as priority issues.

Submission to the inquiry into the recognition of unpaid carers - August 2023

Need more information?

Please reach out to Everymind Director, Dr Jaelea Skehan, with any questions.

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