Suicide Prevention

Commissioning approach

SEMPHN in partnership with the Victorian Government is supporting communities to reduce the incidence of suicide through a coordinated place based approach to suicide prevention across the Local Government Areas of Greater Dandenong and Frankston Mornington Peninsula Region.

Commissioning opportunities for suicide prevention are released via the SEMPHN commissioning newsletter

You can register your interest for funding opportunities via Tenderlink. You will receive updates about the tender process, including guidelines and timelines.

Lived Experience Initiative

SEMPHN has commissioned funds to engage those with a lived experience of suicide from the two place based trial sites in workshops and a mentoring program facilitated by Roses in the Ocean, the only organisation with the sole focus of utilising the wisdom of lived experience of suicide. 

The purpose of these activities is:

a) To provide a supportive and structured learning environment for people with a lived experience of suicide to shape and share their stories; and

b) Encourage people with a lived experience to gain a level of awareness and understanding of suicide and to consider how they can contribute to suicide prevention activities.

For more information about these workshops go to Roses in the Ocean

Commonwealth funded suicide prevention activities 

SEMPHN currently supports suicide prevention activities previously funded through the National Suicide Prevention Program. SANE Australia delivers suicide prevention training for those who work in the community and health sector. Jesuit Social Services provide a range of support for people bereaved by suicide.

Suicide prevention place-based trials 

SEMPHN in partnership with the Victorian Government is supporting communities to reduce the incidence of suicide through a coordinated place based approach to suicide prevention across the Local Government Areas of Greater Dandenong and Frankston Mornington Peninsula Region. 

The suicide prevention place-based trials are part of an Australia wide reform in suicide prevention driven by the high rates of suicide and the need for a renewed approach. 

The Victorian suicide prevention place based trials will work towards achieving;

  • Reduced suicide rates; 
  • Reduced suicide attempts;
  • Improved individual and community resilience; and 
  • Enhanced systems to prevent suicide in an ongoing way.  

The place based trials will engage local governance groups and other key stakeholders to inform the knowledge base about suicide and preventative strategies in the local region. Local activities will be guided by the available evidence on effective strategies to prevent suicide.  

These strategies will focus on capacity building and enhancing system effectiveness, rather than service expansion or new services, and may include:

  • Training  the frontline workforce (including general practitioners, police, teachers,  corrections officers etc.) to identify and support people at risk of suicide;
  • Reducing access to means of suicide; 
  • Supporting individuals and communities bereaved or impacted by suicide;
  • Providing school-based peer support and mental health literacy programs; and
  • Providing guidelines for responsible reporting of suicide in the media.

Further Information

Contact SEMPHN’s place based trial managers on 1 300 331 981 for more information. 


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