Archive for the ‘Suicide and self-harm’ Category

WA Causes of Death in 2018

By ROAD TRAUMA SUPPORT WA • October 8th, 2019

Twenty-eight more Western Australians died due to injury in 2018, compared to 2017. The injury areas that experienced the highest increase in deaths in 2018 included “other accidental threats to breathing” (1,300% increase, n=28 vs n=2), “exposure to inanimate mechanical forces” (133% increase, n=7 vs n=2) and “assault” (109% increase, n=46 vs n=22).

The Western Australian Mental Health Promotion, Mental Illness, Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention Plan 2018-2025

By ROAD TRAUMA SUPPORT WA • November 29th, 2018

In partnership with a number of key stakeholders the Mental Health Commission recently released the Western Australian Mental Health Promotion, Mental Illness, Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention Plan 2018-2025. This prevention plan was identified as a requirement within the Western Australian Mental Health, Alcohol and Other Drug Services Plan 2015-2025 to address mental health, alcoholmore…

Suicide Prevention – Summit Session Recap

By • January 15th, 2018

The Suicide Prevention workshop at the Injury Prevention Summit provided an opportunity for health professionals to reflect on achievements, the current state of the sector and areas for improvement. The range of experiences amongst the panellists and the audience generated a broad ranging discussion, with many common themes emerging throughout the session. When discussing strengthsmore…

National Suicide Prevention Plan

By • October 24th, 2017

1 in 5 Australians aged over 16 will experience mental ill-health each year.ii On October 14, the conclusion of Mental Health Week, the Fifth National Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Plan was released. Working towards achieving an integrated mental health system, the Plan has a vision for a mental health system that: enables recovery, preventsmore…

Trans Pathways study by Telethon Kids Institute

By • September 18th, 2017

In 2016, the Telethon Kids Institute launched the largest national survey conducted of the mental health and care pathways of transgender and gender diverse young people in Australia. This Trans Pathways study incorporated the views of 859 transgender and gender diverse young people aged 14 – 25 years and 194 parents and guardians of transgendermore…

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