Suicide prevention grants available now
Local government and not-for-profit organisations are invited to apply for grants to undertake suicide prevention activities.
Grants of up to $20,000 are available for organisations to undertake evidence-informed peer and mentoring activities or programs that contribute to the prevention of suicide.
The Mental Health Commission has allocated $200,000 for this round of grants, as part of the State Government’s Suicide Prevention 2020: Together we can save lives strategy (see below for more information).
For information about eligibility and how to apply, see the application guidelines available here.
Applications are required to be submitted via an online application form, available here.
For more information and support, or if you are experiencing difficulties completing this form please call MHC between 9am - 5pm Monday to Friday on (08) 6553 0600 and ask to talk to the Suicide Prevention team.
Applications close 5:00pm, Monday 14 November 2016.
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.