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The National Suicide Prevention Research Fund was established by the Commonwealth Government to support world-class research into suicide prevention and facilitate the rapid translation of knowledge into more effective services for individuals, families and communities.

Leading with empathy: Embedding the voice of lived experience in future service design

Suicide Prevention Australia commissioned KPMG Australia to perform significant new research mapping the experience of consumers and carers in the suicide prevention system, and analysing the economic impact of key touchpoints. The research was commissioned under the National Suicide Prevention Research Fund.

The Commissioned Evidence Checks and Research Reports were prepared for the National Suicide Prevention Adviser and the National Suicide Prevention Taskforce, commissioned through the National Suicide Prevention Research Fund, managed by Suicide Prevention Australia.

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Suicide Prevention Research Priorities

Final Report October 2022
Dr Lennart Reifels, Dr Karolina Krysinska, Dr Karl Andriessen, Dr Maria Ftanou, Dr Anna Machlin, Dr Samuel McKay, A/Prof Jo Robinson, Prof Jane Pirkis

Suicide Prevention Australia commissioned the Centre for Mental Health, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health at the University of Melbourne to develop a report aimed to inform future priorities in Australian suicide prevention research and identify shifts in research emphasis over time.

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Suicide Prevention Research Priorities Report

Commissioned Research: Evidence checks commissioned by the National Suicide Prevention Taskforce

The lived experience perspective of suicide: A rapid review

Author: National Suicide Prevention Taskforce

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They can only talk themselves out of it if they’re talking

Author: National Suicide Prevention Taskforce

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Young Voices: A brief report on young people’s lived experiences of suicidality and help-seeking

Author: National Suicide Prevention Taskforce

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“We are Strong. We are Resilient. But we are Tired” – Voices from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Lived Experience Centre Yarning Circles Report

Author: National Suicide Prevention Taskforce

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CALD Lived Experience Research Stage 1 Report

Author: National Suicide Prevention Taskforce

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The role of housing insecurity and homelessness in suicidal behaviour and effective interventions to reduce suicidal thoughts and behaviours: a review of the evidence

Author: Dr Nicola Brackertz

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The Role of Alcohol and Other Drugs in Suicidal Behaviour

Author: The Matilda Centre for Research in Mental Health and Substance Use

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Interventions To Reduce Suicidal Thoughts And Behaviour Among Children In Contact With Child Protection

Author: Institute of Child Protection Studies, Australian Catholic University

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Interventions To Reduce Suicidal Thoughts And Behaviour In People Who Have Had Contact With The Criminal Justice System

Author: Rohan Borschmann, Annie Carter, Amanda Butler, Louise Southalan, Melissa Willoughby, Emilia Janca, Stuart A. Kinner

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Research funded by the Suicide Prevention Research Fund

Workplace Compensation For Injury And Risk Of Deliberate Self-Harm

Author: Dr Tania King

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Mapping the regional variability of non-suicidal self-harm, suicide attempts, and related risk and protective factors in Australian adolescents to inform suicide prevention strategies

Author: Dr Emily Hielscher

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Randomised controlled trial of a targeted intervention program for reducing depression, alcohol use, social isolation, and suicide in older Australians: The SHADE Plus trial

Author: Professor Frances Kay-Lambkin

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Edge of the present: A virtual reality tool to cultivate future thinking and positive ideation in place of suicidal thoughts

Author: Prof Katherine Boydell

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Evaluating and optimising a suicide awareness training and peer support intervention for the Victorian construction industry in collaboration with Incolink

Author: Kylie King

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