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Supporting communities to reduce the risk of suicide

 

Overview

The 2010 Election commitment Mental health: taking action to tackle suicide (TATS) package forms part of the Australian Government's commitment to mental health reform.

Under the TATS package the Australian Government committed $30.2 million funding over four years commencing 2011-12 for the Supporting communities to reduce the risk of suicide initiative to support community-led suicide prevention activities - targeted at groups and communities which are at high risk of suicide, including Indigenous people, men, gay, lesbian and bisexual people, and families recently bereaved by suicide. Six million dollars of this funding has been quarantined for activity that is specific to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and their communities who are at risk of suicide.

The principles recommended for projects should:

Contacts

Stan Piperoglou
Project Officer
Ph: (02) 6289 2574
Email: communitiesatrisk@health.gov.au

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Last updated: 28 November 2012
 
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