The Suicide Prevention Hub: Best Practice Programs and Services

What is The Suicide Prevention Hub ?

The Suicide Prevention Hub (The Hub) aims to encourage and support the use of evidence-based suicide prevention programs and services in clinical practice, schools, workplaces and communities.

This much needed tool will inform and support Primary Health Networks (PHNs) and other commissioning organisations to identify, select and deliver the best quality and most effective suicide prevention programs. It will also provide information and mentoring support for organisations requiring evaluation.

The Hub was developed by Suicide Prevention Australia in partnership with the Expert Advisory Group consisting of representatives with knowledge and expertise in lived experience, public health research, clinical research, evaluation, behavioural research and service delivery.

Why is The Hub important?

The Hub will build a body of evidence-based quality suicide prevention programs and services upon which consumers, PHNs and other providers involved in the regional approach to service planning and commissioning of suicide prevention activities can select the best quality programs and services for their communities.   

The development of The Hub, led by SPA and with input from sector leaders and research experts, will provide PHNs with an independent and credible source of information on which they can rely when reviewing potential programs and services to fund in their region.

SPA is working in partnership with other recipients of leadership funding including the University of Melbourne, University of Western Australia Centre of Best Practice in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Suicide Prevention, Everymind and Black Dog Institute to support improved knowledge exchange across the sector and best practice models.

How will The Hub operate?

The Hub will collect information from organisations that deliver programs and services for preventing suicides in Australia. With guidance from independent expert reviewers, The Hub will assess the evidence-base and apply a number of criteria to determine a degree of quality for each program or service. Programs and services that meet the standard will then be listed on The Hub and will provide publicly available information about best practice suicide prevention programs and services.

The Hub is now open for submissions. Visit http://suicidepreventionhub.org.au/ to get started. The Hub will also be accessible via the Everymind, Life in Mind website. 

Contact

Receive updates on The Hub by signing up to the SPA E-newsletter at the bottom of this page in the 'Stay in touch' section or contact Knowledge Exchange Manager, Michelle Kwan via thehub@suicidepreventionaust.org for more information.