The Towards Zero Suicides Premier’s Priority Delivery Plan Workshop calls
together leading suicide prevention experts, clinicians, frontline staff and
people with a lived experience of suicide.
Minister for Mental Health Bronnie
Taylor said the most
recent data from 2017
reveals the shocking statistic
that impacts so many more people than the
raw figures indicate.
“880 people died by suicide
in NSW, that’s more than double our
road toll, and the ripple
effect on loved ones
compounds the awful statistic,” Minister
The Towards Zero Suicides
Premier’s Priority was recently announced,
setting the ambitious target to reduce the rate of suicide deaths in
NSW by 20 per cent by 2023, as
the first step in the journey towards
“The Premier’s Priority is a chance to have suicide prevention prioritised as never
before, and for us to make an unprecedented effort to reverse our rising
suicide rate,” Minister Taylor said.
“Last year, the NSW Government announced a record $87 million investment
in the Towards Zero Suicides initiatives.”
Mr John Brogden, Chairman
Australia, will host the workshop as
it helps take the next
step towards reducing the suicide
rate in NSW.
Mr Brogden said everyone has
a role to play in
suicide prevention, including government agencies, community
managed and non-government organisations, the research sector, workplaces and communities.
“Suicide and attempted
suicide is an issue affecting every part of our community, and the voices of people with lived experience of suicide
are a key aspect
of any response.