The Country SA Primary Health Network are undertaking community consultations to identify gaps and opportunities in suicide prevention, and to develop regional suicide prevention action plans.

One component of the consultation is this survey that will assess views about the community need. All responses are confidential and all reported data is aggregated. If you have any questions please contact
Hayley Coyler: hcolyer@countrysaphn.com.au
Chloe Oosterbroek: coosterbroek@countrysaphn.com.au 

* 1. Have you participated in any of the face-to-face consultations as part of the National Suicide Prevention Trial (NSPT)?

* 2. In which council district do you live?

* 3. What is your age range?

* 4. Do you identify as being Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander?

* 5. What gender do you identify with?

* 6. Do you identify as

* 7. Do you have a lived experience of suicide? (Tick all that apply)

* 8. Please identify your organisation type: (Tick all that apply)

* 9. What services are provided in your region? (Tick all that apply)

* 10. What client groups have access to these services? (Tick all that apply)

* 11. Are there additional services or client groups your organisation could address if resources and funding permitted?

* 12. Does your workplace work collaboratively with other organisations to deliver suicide prevention services?

* 13. What is the level of suicide prevention service need in your region?

* 14. What are the perceived needs and gaps within the region? (Tick all that apply)

* 15. What do you perceive to be the main barriers to accessing services in your region? (Tick all that apply)

* 16. Which of the following suicide prevention training programs have you undertaken? (Tick all that apply)

* 17. Is there a particular program that you or your organisation would be interested in undertaking

* 18. Does you organisation deliver accredited training in mental health or suicide prevention?

The Lifespan Model

The Lifespan model is a new, evidenced based approach to integrated suicide prevention. Aiming to build a safety net for the communication by connecting and coordinating new and existing interventions and programs through combining nine strategies to better support people facing a suicide Crisis.

* 19. Are you aware of the Lifespan Model?

* 20. Does your current work align with any of the following nine LifeSpan strategies? (select all that apply)

  Strongly Agree Agree Unsure Disagree Strongly Disagree
Improving emergency and follow-up suicidal crisis
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 resillience
Training the community to recognise and respond to suicidality
Engaging the community and providing opportunities to be part of the change
Encouraging safe and purposeful media reporting
Improving safety and reducing access to means of suicide
Please indicate your level of agreement with the following statements:

* 21. To Improve Suicide Prevention in our community there is a need to...

  Strongly Agree Agree Unsure Disagree Strongly Disagree
Improve emergency and follow-up care for suicidal crisis
Use evidence-based treatment for suicidality (training etc)
Equip primary care workers to identify and support people in distress
Improve the competency of frontline workers to deal with suicidal crisis
Promote help-seeking, mental health and resilience in youth
Train the community to recognise and respond to suicidality
Engage the community and provide them with opportunities to be part of the change
Encourage safe and purposeful media reporting
Improve safety and reduce access to means of suicide

* 22. In my local community for people experiencing suicidal thoughts

  Strongly Agree Agree Unsure Disagree Strongly Disagree
Early intervention is easily accessible
Suicide Prevention promotion and education is provided
GP's are appropriately equipped with Suicide Prevention knowledge and skills
Access to psychiatrists is generally poor
Access to social support is good
Support is available to carers and families
Services are available for youth experiencing suicidal thoughts
Support for someone feeling suicidal is easily accessible
There are services for family and friends after a suicide attempt
Knowledge of where to go for help is low

* 23. The factors which contribute to suicide in OUR community are

  Strongly Agree Agree Unsure Disagree Strongly Disagree
Family Breakdown
Unemployment
Lack of community coordination regarding mental health services
Distance to appropriate services
Poor understanding of suicide and mental health
Drug and Alcohol use
Stigma associated with suicide
Discrimination associated with those who have attempted suicide
Lack of adequately trained health care providers in suicide prevention
Lack of support for families and carers of persons with ongoing suicidal thoughts
Culturally Inappropriate services
If you or someone you know needs support it can be very difficult to know what to do and how to cope, but help is available;
Contact Lifeline on 13 11 14 (available 24/7)
Talk to someone you trust – you don’t have to go through this alone. Tell them how you feel – and that you are thinking of suicide. Ask them to help you stay safe.
Get help and support to stay alive – contact a helpline, your GP, a counsellor, psychologist or psychiatrist, a hospital emergency department, minister, teacher or anyone you trust to keep you safe.
Regional Access : 1300 032 186 (Available 24 hours a day, seven days a week) or online @ https://saregionalaccess.org.au/ 
If your life is in danger – call emergency services 000

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