Suicide Prevention

One of the Centre for Rural and Remote Mental Health’s three priorities was understanding and responding to suicide in rural and remote communities across NSW.

We conducted research activities to help understand the key factors leading to suicide. We also delivered a wide range of workshops and training courses to educate communities and health professionals in suicide prevention.

CRRMH was part of the NSW Mental Health Commission Suicide Prevention Advisory Group working to improve planning, monitoring and coordination of suicide prevention efforts and a member of Suicide Prevention Australia.

Research projects included

  • National Coronial Information System Rural Suicide Study
  • Suicide prevention in farming project
  • National Suicide Prevention Trial

Rural Suicide Prevention Forums

In addition to research activities, training and workshops in suicide prevention, the Centre played a national leadership role in the area of rural suicide prevention.

From 2017 – 2019, the Centre hosted Rural Suicide Prevention Forums at the Sydney Royal Easter Show, where key stakeholders, including politicians, policymakers, government and non-government organisations and industry representatives, came together to discuss rural suicide prevention.

Click here to download the CRRMH Position Paper: Rural Suicide and its Prevention: a CRRMH position paper December 2017 (5 MB)
Click here to download the Addendum to the Position Paper (updated suicide prevention data): Addendum_Suicide Prevention Position Paper_2021_data (279 KB)
Click here to download the Position Paper Summary: Summary - Rural Suicide and its Prevention: a CRRMH Prevention Paper (254 KB)

More on the Suicide Prevention Forums

Translational Projects

Service Development Programs underpinned by CRRMH Research included Good SPACE and We Yarn.


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