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The WA Suicide Prevention Strategy 2020: 

Together we can save lives 


 

Around one person loses their life to suicide every day in Western Australia. The impact of this statistic is felt deeply and spans the entire community. Suicide Prevention 2020: Together we can save lives (Suicide Prevention 2020), aims to reduce the number of suicides in Western Australia’s by 50 per cent over the next decade.

The State Government has committed $26 million over four years to implement initiatives and programs aligned with six key action areas:

Greater public awareness and united action across the community.
Local support and community prevention across the lifespan.
Coordinated and targeted responses for high risk groups.
Shared responsibility across government, private and non-government sectors to build mentally healthy workplaces.
Increased suicide prevention training.
Timely data and evidence to improve responses and services

Suicide Prevention 2020 is strongly evidence based, and is informed by the latest research and the recommendations from recent reviews completed by Edith Cowan University, the Western Australian Ombudsman, and the Western Australian Auditor General. 

 

More information:

24 Hour Emergency Services

Health Direct Australia

1800 022 222

Mental Health Emergency Response Line (MHERL)

1300 555 788 Metro

1800 676 822 Peel

Rural Link

1800 552 002

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