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Suicide Prevention Queensland
Every day, at least two people in Queensland die by suicide. Each life lost to suicide is one too many.
Suicide is complex, but it is preventable.
Research shows suicide is the leading cause of death in Queenslanders aged 15 - 44 and Queensland has the second highest rate of suicide in Australia.
About Suicide Prevention Queensland
Suicide Prevention Queensland was created in 2022 through selectability to address the urgent need for more services in regional Queensland.
It does this by aiming to address this unmet need by raising funds to improve access to vital services and programs.
While there is no single solution that will prevent suicide, there are many protective factors that can reduce the risk.
Communities play a crucial role in suicide prevention, through engagement with key stakeholders, Suicide Prevention Queensland works to identify gaps in services and work together to reduce the risk of suicide in the regional areas that need it most.
- conducting research and engagement with regional communities to understand unique challenges they face
- improving access to local services by leveraging existing programs and establishing new ones where they are needed
- providing GPs with a reliable referral pathway for patients in crisis
- working with community groups and those with lived experience to deliver specific projects targeted at those in distress.
Commitment to community
Suicide rates increases drastically as remoteness increases – urgent action is required.
Suicide Prevention Queensland knows that no one understands their community better than locals. Every region is different, and strong relationships with communities are important to understand the unique challenges they face.
Suicide prevention is everybody's business.
That is why Suicide Prevention Queensland aims to be community led, with 90 per cent of donations going back into the regions that need it most.
Queensland suicide rates makes up for 24.2 per cent of all deaths by suicide registered across the nation, and while the causes and circumstances of suicide are complex, understanding these complexities is important for prevention.
Suicide prevention is everyone’s business and together we can make a difference to the lives of regional Queenslanders.
You can view the website for more information here.
selectability acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the land on which we provide services and pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging. We acknowledge those with lived experience and those who support and partner with us to improve mental wellbeing and prevent suicide across regional Queensland.