Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care
The National Suicide Prevention Leadership and Support Program (NSPLSP) funds a range of activities aimed at reducing suicide deaths and suicidal behaviour across the Australian population, particularly among at-risk groups. These groups include Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, men, LGBTIQA+ people, culturally and linguistically diverse people, regional and remote communities, veterans, and young people.
The NSPLSP has been operating since 2017 and has been repeatedly extended and expanded – most recently in the 2021-22 Budget, in which the Australian Government announced an additional $61.6 million to extend the program to 2025. With total funding of $114.0 million, the NSPLSP now funds 31 organisations across Australia to deliver 40 individual suicide prevention projects.
The department has engaged AHA to evaluate:
The evaluation commenced in May 2023 and will conclude in September 2025. Over this time we will:
This project complements our role collecting and reporting on the NSPLSP minimum dataset, and will be enriched by our established relationships with NSPLSP-funded organisations.