Our work in suicide prevention

We are leading local and national work in suicide prevention – including piloting new programs to support communities and families, developing policy and delivering world-leading media and communication initiatives.

Suicide prevention is a core area of work for us at Everymind. We are guided by evidence and our values in all that we do. Our work includes:

  • Undertaking and advocating for a comprehensive and evidence-informed approach to the prevention of suicide
  • Building the capacity of diverse workforces to contribute to the prevention of suicide
  • Developing suicide prevention policy that is informed by current evidence as well as workforce and community needs
  • Increasing the understanding of the link between the prevention of suicide, prevention of mental ill-health, and the prevention of other health and behavioural risks
  • Developing, testing and implementing scalable suicide prevention initiatives and programs
  • Leading the development of better connections across prevention approaches and service systems
  • Contributing to the evidence base for suicide prevention, focusing on translational research.

Our Institute and our staff play a leading role in suicide prevention nationally and globally.

In addition to our programs and research, we support broader suicide prevention work across Australia and worldwide.

Our institute is a member of:

  • International Association for Suicide Prevention
  • Suicide Prevention Australia (organisational member)
  • The National Coalition for Suicide Prevention.

Our Director and other staff at Everymind are current members of:

  • National Advisory Group for Suicide Prevention
  • NSW Suicide Prevention Advisory Group
  • NSW Mental Health Commission, Community Advisory Group
  • International Taskforce for Suicide and the Media (IASP)
  • RUOK Day Conversations Think Tank
  • Centre for Rural and Remote Mental Health, Community Advisory Group.

We have a diverse and passionate team dedicated to the prevention of suicide.

Our skills in suicide prevention include:

  • Translating evidence into scalable prevention programs and practical resources that are fit-for-purpose
  • Delivering effective and tailored responses to the prevention of suicide at a regional and national level
  • Working with a range of health and non-health sectors, communities and partners
  • Workforce development – including the development and delivery of workforce plans, tailored training and training packages
  • Policy development – including whole of community responses as well as workplace responses
  • Research and evaluation
  • Strategic communication and stakeholder management.

We are competent and experienced in working with a broad range of stakeholders to prevent suicide and suicidal behaviour such as:

  • Health services, emergency services, community services and non-government organisations
  • Educational settings- including schools, early childhood services, universities and registered training organisations
  • Media and communication organisations
  • Workplaces and industries
  • Governments and policymakers
  • Families and carers
  • Research organisations
  • People with a lived experience of suicide.
  • Communities - including priority populations such as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender or Intersex, and those from a culturally and linguistically diverse background.

Related programs

Life in Mind

Life in Mind

Life in Mind is a knowledge exchange portal providing translated evidence, policy, data and resources in suicide prevention and host of the National Communications Charter.



Mindframe supports safe reporting, portrayal and communication about suicide, mental ill-health, and alcohol and other drugs in the Australian mass media by collaborating with media and various sectors that work with the media.

Related resources

Mindframe for media professionals

Mindframe for media professionals

Valuable resources for those who work in the media who have any involvement with the reporting or portrayal of suicide and mental illness.

Conversations Matter community resources

Conversations Matter community resources

A range of practical resources relevant for individuals, families, community groups, workplaces and educational settings are available.

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