Summary

Suicide is a complex issue and many factors contribute. There is no single cause of suicide and no simple solution to prevent it. Suicide prevention requires the whole of government to work in partnership with the community - individuals, families, schools, community groups and non-government services.

We can all make a difference: NSW Suicide Prevention Strategy has been developed to establish a cooperative and ongoing commitment to prevent suicide in the community. The NSW Government and local communities will continue to work in partnership to improve attitudes and support to prevent suicide. Coordinating programs and services across and within government departments and integrating suicide prevention initiatives are important components.​