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Townsville Suicide Prevention Network

The Townsville Suicide Prevention Network plays a key role in coordination, collaboration and resource exchange within the Townsville area to build our community’s capacity as a foundation for the development of effective suicide prevention initiatives. We have facilitated the development of a Community Action Plan (CAP) to prevent suicide in Townsville.

The Townsville Suicide Prevention Action Plan includes the identified needs of people with a lived experience. It also gives us clearly defined strategies and outcomes that will make a difference for individuals and families who may be struggling.

The updated strategy comes from a combination of the work completed by the SP team and the SPCAP Group. This included information gathered through consultation with individuals, community groups, stakeholders, government and non government organisations working towards suicide prevention and to support those impacted in our community. 

Suicide Prevention Community Action Plan priorities

The plan’s priorities are: 

  • Improving emergency and follow up care 
  • Using evidence -based treatment for suicidality 
  • Equipping primary care to identify and support people in distress
  • Improving the competency and confidence of frontline workers to deal with suicidal crisis
  • Promoting help seeking, mental health and resilience in schools
  • Training the community to recognise and respond to suicidality
  • Engaging community and providing opportunities to be part of the change 
  • Encouraging safe and purposeful media reporting 
  • Improving and reducing access to means of suicide
  • Inclusion, healing and transition (additional strategy - added in consultation with the community in 2017)

For more information please contact Cat Pegoraro, Suicide Prevention Coordinator on 07 4724 6800 or email catherinepegoraro@selectability.com.au

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Ph. 1800 133 123

66-68 Charles Street, Aitkenvale QLD 4814

PO Box 189, Aitkenvale QLD 4814

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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.

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