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2019 Rural Suicide Prevention Forum: taking a collaborative approach to community wellbeing

Community wellbeing collaboratives were the focus of the CRRMH’s third Rural Suicide Prevention Forum held on April 16, 2019 at the Sydney Royal Easter Show.

Forty people attended the forum and discussed topics relating to the CRRMH’s work on community wellbeing collaboratives, with five short presentations, each followed by a workshop. The forum was divided into five topics of discussion:

  • Community Readiness
  • Community Wellbeing
  • Collaboration
  • Gauging success
  • Scope

 To view the Forum presentations, please click on the links below:

Community Readiness Dr Richard Buss, Northern NSW Local Health District
How do we make it easier to be well? Samantha Osborne, Northern NSW Local Health District
Who should you involve in your collaborative and how do you achieve it? Sue Hughes, Our Healthy Clarence
How do initiatives gauge progress and success? Dr Hazel Dalton, CRRMH
The social determinant aspect of community wellbeing and the need for a prolonged approach
Dr Jamin Day, University of Newcastle

Information collected from the forum workshops will inform the CRRMH’s Community Wellbeing Collaboratives model.

View the report from the day here: 2019 Suicide Prevention Forum Report (1 MB)






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