The Towards Zero Suicides initiatives seek to provide leading best practice crisis care and support, build on local community resilience and improve systems and practices to reduce the suicide rate in NSW. Learn more about each of the initiatives.
For anyone feeling distressed or having suicidal thoughts, Safe Havens are an alternative option to attending an Emergency Department.
Suicide Prevention Outreach Teams
SPOTs are mobile response teams helping those at-risk in the community.
Enhancement to Rural Counselling
More mental health help is available for rural and regional NSW.
Community Gatekeeper Training
More than 5,700 community members trained to create safe spaces for people to talk about their thoughts and feelings.
Building on Aboriginal Communities' Resilience
A culturally appropriate suicide prevention program is now available in NSW.
Zero Suicides in Care
Changes to NSW Health policies and models for care to help achieve the goal of zero .
The Way Back Support Service provides follow-up after a suicide attempt. Find out more.
Youth Aftercare Pilot
Pilot locations in Blacktown and Coffs Harbour provide high-level support to children and young people.
Post Suicide Support
This service provides family, friends and communities with support after a suicide.
Expanding Peer Support and Peer Led Programs
How the Peer Support and Peer Led programs are being expanded for people who have experienced a suicidal crisis.
NSW Community Collaboratives
How communities are working together to create a thorough and compassionate response to suicide.
Suicide Prevention Training in Systems Outside Mental Health
NSW Health is providing suicide prevention training to staff across NSW Government services.
Community Response Packages for Priority Groups
How community groups will provide help, resources and awareness to groups with increased risk of suicide.
NSW Suicide Monitoring System
The NSW Suicide Data Monitoring System identifies suspected and confirmed suicides in NSW.
Suicide Prevention Alert System
An alert system will be trialled to ensure that suicide services for people at risk can be provided quickly.