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Evaluation of Suicide Prevention Activities

Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing Australian Healthcare Associates Country Resources Evaluation of Policy, Law, Strategies, Plans, and Services Australia January 2014 Report suicide

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The Evaluation analysed NSPP/TATS (National Suicide Prevention Program and Take Action to Tackle Suicide)-funded project activities from 2006 to 2013 and had two broad

-Evaluate existing activity under the NSPP and new activities funded under the 2010 TATS
package, in order to determine appropriateness, effectiveness and efficiency of these activities
within the broader policy context
-Inform the evidence base for future policy direction and implementation of suicide prevention
activity and to create and put in place a comprehensive evaluation framework for ongoing use.

This Evaluation found that the current community-based approach appears to be responsive to local need. However the absence of outcome measurement has impeded comparison of this approach with potential alternative future strategies, such as:

-Smaller number of larger programs
-Different mix of larger and smaller programs
-Delivering services and influencing behaviour through online mediums, including social media.


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