Equipping the general public with effective suicide prevention strategies can potentially reduce suicide rates.
This project aims to examine how effective current public suicide prevention strategies are and how we may improve them for future prevention campaigns.
Suicide has become a public health concern and very often people with suicide ideation approach their family, friends, peers/colleagues prior to their action.
My PhD student (Karien Hill) and I are working on a project assessing the awareness of the general public on suicide prevention.
Specifically, we are aiming to find ways to improve suicide prevention strategies in public campaigns.
This project will provide evidence on the next steps these initiatives should take.
Who can participate: Any members of the public aged 18 years and above. Note. If you are currently experiencing an episode of psychosis or thoughts about suicide, please do not participate. Please seek support at www.lifeline.org.au and/or your GP.
What will you do: A 30-minute voluntary, anonymous, online questionnaire.
Note: This survey is best completed on a laptop or computer, not smartphone.
Closing date: Study is open to participants until November 2017.
Prize Draw: You can enter a lucky draw to win 1 of 3 $50 Coles Myer gift vouchers!
Approval: This study has been approved by the Human Research Ethics Committee at ACU. (Approval number: 2016-281E)