Northern Territory Suicide Prevention
Northern Territory Suicide Prevention Strategic Framework 2018-2023
The Northern Territory Suicide Prevention Strategic Framework 2018-2023 represents our strategy to reduce the Territories suicide rate by half over the next ten years.
It outlines the three priority areas for focus:
- Building stronger communities that have increased capacity to respond to and prevent suicidal behaviour through raising awareness and reducing stigma
- Informed, inclusive services that provide timely, integrated, compassionate and culturally safe responses that meet the diverse needs of people across the Territory
- Focused and evidence-informed support for the most vulnerable groups of people.
Consultation to develop the framework
The framework was developed as the result of extensive public consultation across the Northern Territory, to ensure care will be delivered in a culturally safe, respectful and compassionate manner.
To support the strategic framework, an implementation plan has been established and will be overseen by the Northern Territory Suicide Prevention Coordination Committee.
The plan outlines the government’s vision in achieving its goal to reducing the suicide rate over the next 10 years and improve the health and wellbeing of the Northern Territory people.
The Northern Territory Suicide Prevention Community Grant provides community members and non-government organisations funding to deliver localised suicide prevention activities across the Territory.
To find out more contact the Mental Health Alcohol and Other Drugs Branch on (08) 8999 2553 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Last updated: 13 September 2018