Suicide prevention strategy
If you are, or anyone else is in immediate danger, call 000.
For crisis support, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week:
Suicide is a significant issue in Tasmania. Every life lost to suicide comes at a high personal cost to families, friends and communities.
The Department of Health has released the Tasmanian Suicide Prevention Strategy 2023-2027 setting out the vision and priorities for suicide prevention in Tasmania for the next five years.
The strategy has come after extensive community consultation and, for the first time, includes a foreword and statements from people with lived experience.
The Department has released the Tasmanian Suicide Prevention Strategy Implementation Plan One: January 2023 – June 2024. This is the first implementation plan supporting the strategy. A further two plans will be developed and released at a future date.
Suicide prevention resources and websites
- Sudden Loss Support Kit
- Sudden Loss Fact Sheet - Helping Children and Teenagers
- Sudden Loss Fact Sheet - Supporting Someone Experiencing Sudden Loss
- Sudden Loss Fact Sheet - Grieving the Aboriginal Way
- Sudden Loss Fact Sheet - Information for LGBTQI People
- Sudden Loss Fact Sheet - Have You Suffered the Loss of a Child
- LIFE Awards
- Life – Living is For Everyone
For a hard copy of any resources, please contact the Mental Health, Alcohol and Drug Directorate