Projects » Research and Position Statements
Suicide Prevention Australia undertakes research on a variety of issues relevant to suicide prevention.
This research contributes to the knowledge base of the organisation, the development of Suicide Prevention Australia position statements, input into government inquiries and our advocacy functions.
From time to time Suicide Prevention Australia undertakes specific pieces of research to fulfill a particular need or investigate an issue of importance. Please contact the organisation for further information on current research projects.
Suicide Prevention Australia regularly publishes position statements on priority areas of suicide and self-harm prevention, intervention and postvention in Australia.
These foundation documents provide a basis for understanding, discussion, teaching, delivery and research, and reflect the diversity of voices within the sector. Position statements are not intended to be specific to or limited to policy makers alone, but are instead written with a general cross-section of the educated public in mind (i.e. broader community, media, and non-government organisations).
Suicide Prevention Australia Position Statements therefore represent a starting point for policy and strategy development, while supporting Suicide Prevention Australia’s ongoing advocacy work and activities.These statements are developed in close consultation with community and specialist reference groups, and are ratified by the Suicide Prevention Australia Board.
The Position Statements are reviewed biannually with the intention of being reaffirmed, revised or retired. They generally do not refer to issues previously covered by other Suicide Prevention Australia Position Statements or by those currently in the process of being drafted.The development of Suicide Prevention Australia Position Statements is supported by the Australian Government as part of its funding agreement with Suicide Prevention Australia.
Position statements support and build on the Living Is For Everyone (LiFE) Framework developed under the National Suicide Prevention Strategy.
To access Suicide Prevention Australia’s Position Statements, visit http://suicidepreventionaust.org/resources/