These protocols refer to situations where a person has presented to a community health service, where mental health professionals are assessing someone at risk of suicide in the community or where a person has presented to an emergency department and the mental health service is contacted for assessment. All mental health professionals are required to conduct thorough clinical assessments and manage people regarded as being at risk of suicide.

These suicide risk assessment and management protocols are to be read in conjunction with the Framework for Suicide Risk Assessment and Management for NSW Health Staff.

File Size: 78 kb
Type: Guideline
Date of Publication: 01 September 2004
ISBN: 0734 73719X
SHPN: 040182