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Suicide prevention in country SA (SPICSA) initiative



The Suicide prevention in country SA (SPICSA) initiative was developed in response to the high rates of self-harming and suicidal behaviours in regional areas of South Australia, particularly among young people and Indigenous people. The initiative consisted of five main features:

Examples of some of the programs implemented as a result of this initiative include:


Department of the Premier and Cabinet
State Administration Centre
200 Victoria Square
Adelaide SA 5000
GPO Box 2343
Adelaide SA 5001
Ph: (08) 8226 3560
Fax: (08) 8226 4040

Related publications

Stacey K, Keller N, Gibson B, Johnson R, Jury L, Kelly D, Newchurch L, Ryan B, Short T (2007)

Promoting mental health and well-being in Aboriginal contexts: successful elements of suicide prevention work.

Health Promotion Journal of Australia; 18(3): 247-254

Stewart H, Dix K, Greenhill J (2007)

Respecting culture: telling stories of suicide prevention in rural communities.

Paper presented at the Psychology and Indigenous Australians: Teaching Practice and Theory Conference. 12-13 July 2007, Southern Cross University


Last updated: 30 August 2013
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