Using evidence-based treatment for suicidality
What do we know?
Ensuring that accessible and appropriate mental health care is available to those who need it the most.
Mental illness, including depression, is associated with a large portion of suicide attempts. Providing accessible and appropriate mental health care is essential to suicide prevention.
Central to this is ensuring mental health professionals are aware of the latest evidence and best practice care and treatment options. Information sharing between care providers also needs to be enhanced.
What is happening?
- Delivering Advanced Training in Suicide Prevention (ATSP) clinicians;
- Developing and sharing guidelines and resources (e.g. evidence-based guidelines for the most effective treatments);
- Encouraging the use of telehealth and e-Mental Health tools;
- Developing improved consent tools to enable better sharing of information between health services, as well as other support people (e.g. family and friends);
- Developing a referral listing and building and supporting local multidisciplinary networks (i.e. closing the gaps between primary care, allied health and the hospital system).
Strategy Summary - Evidence-based treatment
This brochure provides community members with a summary of the evidence, what is happening and how you can get involved.
Research Summary - Evidence-based treatment
This document provides a detailed summary of the evidence covering why the strategy is included in LifeSpan, evidence supporting the interventions recommended by LifeSpan, and how this strategy will be evaluated as part of the LifeSpan NSW Research trial.