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Suicide Prevention Project

Tailoring existing suicide prevention resources and strategies to assist people with ABI, their families and service providers

People with ABI are a 'high risk' population for suicide

Generic suicide prevention resources are not adequately targeted to the needs of people with ABI

Clients and staff of ABIOS

Key Features
Quality improvement and risk management consumer-driven service-based project and resource development

Literature review and resource review

Qualitative interviews used to identify client perspectives on suicide

Existing literature, resources and client data used to develop a suicide prevention strategy and suicide prevention resources using best practice suicide prevention and principles of community rehabilitation for people with ABI

Externally funded with the support of the Queensland Government Youth Suicide Prevention Strategy (QGYSPS) and the Centre for National Research on Disability and Rehabilitation Medicine (CONROD)

Conducted in associated with the Queensland Government Youth Suicide Prevention Strategy

Research/Evaluation Strategies
Monitoring ongoing use of the strategy and resources by ABIOS staff

Monitoring ongoing use of the resources by people with ABI, their families and service providers

Outputs and Outcomes
Service relevant suicide prevention strategy and guidelines

Suicide prevention resources relevant to people with ABI, their families and service providers developed and integrated into service delivery

Suicide prevention training for all ABIOS staff

Kuipers, P., & Lancaster, A. (2000). Developing a suicide prevention strategy based on the perspectives of  people with brain injuries. Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation, 15(6), 1275-1285

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Last updated: 7 September 2017