Projects Mental Health

National Suicide Prevention Leadership and Support Program evaluation framework and data collection

Projects Mental Health

National Suicide Prevention Leadership and Support Program evaluation framework and data collection

Projects Mental Health

National Suicide Prevention Leadership and Support Program evaluation framework and data collection

  • Services

    Evaluation & Advisory

  • Status

    Current

  • Client

    Australian Government Department of Health

  • Jurisdiction

    Australia

The National Suicide Prevention Leadership and Support Program (NSPL&SP) is a $44.5 million, three-year program that funds 18 projects to deliver national suicide prevention activity.

The NSPL&SP aims to:

  • Facilitate leadership, strategic partnerships and collaboration in the suicide prevention sector
  • Build the evidence base to enable continuous improvements in suicide prevention
  • Reduce the prevalence of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander suicide and the impact on individuals, their family and communities
  • Reduce the stigma around suicide and raise awareness of suicide prevention
  • Provide support and care to individuals at heightened risk of suicide.

AHA was appointed to undertake an evaluation of the NSPL&SP, including:

  • The development of an evaluation framework
  • The development of a minimum data set to measure suicide prevention activity
  • The development of an online portal to collect information from funded projects
  • The development of training materials to support projects using the online portal
  • Analysis of project activity.
Each year, more than 3,000 Australians take their own lives. The National Suicide Prevention Leadership and Support Program provides funding for services across Australia and directly addresses a growing community need.