Each suicide is a tragedy. The grief and loss of a loved one to suicide also heavily impacts the lives of many families, friends and communities across NSW. Suicide is a complex problem and we -- as individuals, communities, the private sector and government -- need to take focused and coordinated steps to reduce suicide deaths and provide greater support across NSW communities. 

Towards Zero Suicides is an $87 million investment over three years, starting from 2019-2020, in new suicide prevention initiatives that address priorities in the Strategic Framework for Suicide Prevention in NSW 2018-2023 and contribute to the Premier’s Priority to reduce the suicide rate by 20 per cent by 2023.  

The initiatives being rolled out across NSW under the Towards Zero Suicides Premier’s Priority and the Strategic Framework for Suicide Prevention are responsive to the needs of each community. Together they provide a holistic approach to suicide prevention. The initiatives include:

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Current as at: Monday 25 October 2021
Contact page owner: Mental Health Branch