Australian suicide prevention and systems change experts share their insights on adopting the Zero Suicide framework.

International Adaptations

Zero Suicide has emerged as an exemplary model for use in health care internationally.

Our partner, Zero Suicide Institute of Australasia, adapted the model for use locally and effectively disseminated Zero Suicide broadly. In the following set of videos, Australian health care leaders, researchers, and individuals with lived experience share their early experiences of implementing Zero Suicide, lessons learned, and how to adopt each of the seven elements of Zero Suicide. In particular, the presence of a restorative just culture as the backbone of the success of Zero Suicide is highlighted.

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Zero Suicide Institute of Australasia Video Series

Implement Zero Suicide in Your System

These videos can be shown individually or together by health care leaders and advocates as training tools and to spark conversations about optimal suicide care in your local health care agency.

Meet the Experts

The speakers in the series are:

  • John Mendoza, director of ConNetica
  • Fiona Shand, associate professor at Black Dog Insititute 
  • Carmen Betterridge, director and principal psychologist at Suicide Risk Assessment Australia
  • Nicholas Procter, professor and chair at the University of South Australia
  • Patrick O'Leary of the Way Back Program and Beyond Blue
  • Alan Woodward, director of Alan Woodward Consulting
  • Dan Price, suicide prevention expert by experience

Supplementary Resource

To support the implementation of Zero Suicide in Australia, The Zero Suicide Institute of Australasia created a resource titled Zero Suicide Healthcare Evaluation Framework: Outcomes, Actions, and Measures.

The resource discusses the Zero Suicide framework, presenting its theories of change and action, as well as key data and outcome measures. The principal author, Alan Woodward, developed the work in consultation with a number of Zero Suicide experts, including Zero Suicide Institute Director Julie Goldstein Grumet.

Get Resource: Suicide Healthcare Evaluation Framework

 

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John Mendoza, director of ConNetica, describes how health care systems operating within a wider community context can lead system-wide culture change committed to reducing suicides.

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John Mendoza, director of ConNetica, describes how health care systems operating within a wider community context can lead system-wide culture change committed to reducing suicides.

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Associate Professor Fiona Shand of Black Dog Institute discusses the importance of training a competent, confident, and caring workforce in suicide prevention.

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Carmen Betterridge, director and principal psychologist at Suicide Risk Assessment Australia, talks about identifying individuals with suicide risk via comprehensive screening and assessment from s

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What is safety planning?

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Carmen Betterridge, director and principal psychologist at Suicide Risk Assessment Australia, talks about identifying individuals with suicide risk via comprehensive screening and assessment from s

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Carmen Betterridge, director and principal psychologist at Suicide Risk Assessment Australia, discusses treating suicidal thoughts and behaviors using evidence-based treatments directly. 

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Patrick O'Leary of the Way Back Program and Beyond Blue talks about ways to transition individuals through care with warm hand-offs and supportive contacts.

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Alan Woodward, director of Alan Woodward Consulting, discusses how to use data and implementation science to deliver continuous improvement by improving policies and procedures.