Suicide prevention training small grants open now
Local government and not-for-profit organisations are invited to apply for small grants to undertake suicide prevention training.
Grants of up to $20,000 are available for organisations to undertake evidence-based training that equips people with skills to recognise and support someone who is at risk of suicide.
A range of evidence-based training programs are available, including Mental Health First Aid, Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST), Gatekeeper Training, safeTALK and Opening Closets.
The Mental Health Commission has allocated $200,000 for this round of small grants. A further $2.3 million for a range of community education and prevention programs that build understanding and capacity to respond to suicide risk factors will be made available over the next three years.
This funding backs the State Government’s commitment to halve the number of suicides by the end of 2025, as part of its $26 million Suicide Prevention 2020: Together we can save lives strategy.
A copy of the application form and associated guidelines in a pdf version here and in a Word version here. For more information and support on how to apply, please contact Mason Rothwell on (08) 9370 0333 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications close 31 March 2016.