Improving safety at 'hotspots'

A suicide hotspot is a specific site which is frequently used as a location for suicide and which provides either the means or an opportunity for suicide.

Page last updated: 10 September 2014

Under the Mental health: taking action to tackle suicide package, $15 million funding over five years (2011-2015) has been committed for the Improving safety at 'hotspots' measure. The purpose of this measure is to reduce the risk of suicide at suicide hotspots through the implementation of capital works.

Full programme guidelines are available at Improving safety at 'hotspots' grant guidelines 2011-2014.

The invitation to apply for round one of Improving safety at ‘hotspots’ opened on 30 March 2012 and closed at 2pm on 30 April 2012.

On 5 April 2012, two resources aimed at preventing and managing suicide were released. These were prepared under the auspices of the Australian Suicide Prevention Advisory Council and developed by the University of Melbourne:

  • Preventing suicide at suicide hotspots, which provides guidance to agencies involved in the management of suicide hotspots or the development of infrastructure to prevent a location becoming a suicide hotspot.
  • Developing a community plan for preventing and responding to suicide clusters, which assists Australian communities to manage or contain an actual or potential suicide cluster.
These resources are available from the Australian resources on the LiFE website under "Suicide hotspots and suicide clusters".

Page last reviewed: 14 August 2014

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