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:
Developed by Everymind:
- Prevention First: A Prevention and Promotion Framework for Mental Health encourages strategic and coordinated action to prevent mental ill-health and promote mental health and wellbeing.
- Prevention First (adapted): A Framework for Suicide Prevention encourages strategic and coordinated suicide prevention action.
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.
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.