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Professor Chris Stapelberg

Professor Chris Stapelberg

Professor Chris Stapelberg of Bond Uni was awarded $559,305 for their NHMRC Ideas Grant project titled:

Investigation of Psychological Interventions in Suicide Prevention: A Comparison of Brief Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and the Attempted Suicide Short Intervention Program.

Suicide is a major public health concern in Australia, but these deaths can be prevented. The Gold Coast Mental Health and Specialist Services has implemented a suicide prevention pathway which provides support to people presenting with suicidal behaviour. This study is aimed at investigating which of two interventions which develop resilience and problem solving, when combined with this prevention pathway, will provide the best health outcomes for consumers.

For more information on the funding opportunities available through the Suicide Prevention Research Fund please visit this page.