Resources for professionals and those working with communities

This section contains a range of resources professionals and organisations working in suicide prevention, mental health or other community services. They include a range of core principles and practical tips for supporting community discussion about suicide.

Introduction to the professional resources

Conversations Matter has been developed to assist communities to talk about suicide in ways that breaks down stigma and increase understanding and support for those thinking about suicide and/ or those affected by suicide. A range of resources to guide the work of professionals and organisations working with communities have also been developed and included in this section. The professional resources have been developed in separate modules that provide advice about prevention-focussed conversations, intervention-focussed conversations and postvention-focused conversations occurring in the community. Note – the professional resources are still in development and a full range of resources will be available in early 2014. For an introduction to the resources, click on the presentation above.



To hear Jaelea Skehan, Director of Everymind, give a brief introduction to the professional resources, you can stream or download the podcast below, courtesy of the Community Broadcasting Association of Australia.



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Core principles for guiding community conversations

A series of evidence-informed core principles to guide community conversations have been developed to assist with recommendations for: prevention-focused conversations; intervention-focused conversations; and postvention-focused conversations. These are available now for download and use in your planning and practice.

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Supporting CALD communities to talk about suicide - a guide for professionals

This section contains a practical resource for professionals when discussing suicide, and covers specific matters to be aware of when working with CALD individuals, families and communities.

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Working with Aboriginal communities in NSW - a resource for professionals

This section contains practical tools for professionals working with Aboriginal communities in New South Wales (NSW) to help support conversations about suicide. The resource covers different types of conversations for individuals, families and communities.

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