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Suicide Prevention Strategy 2016-2020

Department of Health and Human Services, Tasmanian Government Country Resources Suicide Prevention Tasmania March 2016 Policy document

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This Suicide Prevention Plan (2016-2020) has 5 priorities by which is aims to significantly reduce the number of suicides.
- Create a responsive, coordinated health service system for people
experiencing suicidal thoughts and behaviours and build and promote referral
pathways to services and programs so people know how and where to get support.
- Empower and support young people, families and communities to
respond to suicidal behaviours and the impact of suicidal behaviours.
- Implement public health approaches to reduce suicidal behaviour
and increase community literacy about suicide and suicide prevention.
- Ensure effective implementation, monitoring and evaluation
of the Strategy.
- Train and support health workers and other gatekeepers to provide
effective and compassionate care and support for people experiencing suicidal
thoughts and behaviours - Suicide Prevention Workforce Development and Training Plan
for Tasmania (2016-2020)

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