Queensland Mental Health Commission
SRAMP commenced in 2010 as a key suicide prevention activity undertaken by the Queensland Government.
AHA was appointed by the Queensland Mental Health Commission (QMHC) to evaluate the Queensland Hospital and Health Service Suicide Risk Assessment and Management Project (SRAMP).
The project provided funding for dedicated clinical positions within acute care mental health teams in hospitals and health services to improve the detection, assessment, and appropriate management of people at risk of suicide. These positions aimed to enhance the quality and timeliness of suicide risk assessment and management across the public health service system, particularly within acute settings such as emergency departments, through quality improvement, educational, clinical and collaborative activities.
The SRAMP included:
AHA’s role comprised:
AHA conducted a series of visits to all SRAMP-funded services and spoke with a wide range of stakeholders at each site. These discussions were important to considering local and cultural issues in characterising the suicide risk assessment and management processes and procedures that may have been developed at each site.
SRAMP aimed to enhance the quality and timeliness of suicide risk assessment and management across the public health service system