International suicide prevention resources

World Health Organization – Suicide Prevention
In October 2014 WHO published Preventing Suicide – a global imperative to contribute to the global knowledge base on suicide and suicide attempts and outline actionable steps for countries still to develop comprehensive suicide prevention strategies.

World Health Organization – LIVE LIFE
LIVE LIFE: An implementation guide for suicide prevention in countries.

Suicide Prevention Australia
Peak body for the suicide prevention sector in Australia with a role in providing policy advice to governments, community awareness and public education, increased involvement in research and a future role in leading Australia’s engagement internationally.

Beyond Blue (Australia)
Beyond Blue is Australia’s most well-known and visited mental health organisation, focused on supporting people affected by anxiety, depression and suicide.

Mindframe (Australia)
The companion website for Australia’s Mindframe Media and Mental Health project. The project has developed various resources, including information about appropriate reporting of suicide and mental illness for media professionals.

Orygen (Australia)
Youth-specific suicide prevention resources.

Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Suicide Prevention
The Centre of Best Practice in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Suicide Prevention (CBPATSISP) was established in 2017 to develop and share evidence about effective suicide prevention approaches for Indigenous people and communities. Building on the foundation of the earlier Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Suicide Prevention Evaluation Project, the CBPATSISP influences Indigenous suicide prevention policy, practice and research by promoting access to evidence and resources and through advocacy.

Preventing Suicide in England
A cross-government outcomes strategy to save lives. See also the Suicide Prevention: Fourth annual report.

Scottish Government: Suicide prevention action plan 2018 - 2020: review
A review of progress made on Every Life Matters, Scotland’s Suicide Prevention Action Plan (SPAP) 2018 – 2021, over the period September 2018 to October 2020.

National Office for Suicide Prevention (Ireland)
Ireland’s National Office for Suicide Prevention (NOSP) was established to strategically lead on suicide prevention across the HSE and in collaboration with multiple sectors. The work of the office has been underpinned by Connecting for Life, Ireland’s National Strategy to Reduce Suicide.

Suicide Information and Education Centre (SIEC)
Canadian suicide prevention centre that supports research and provides information and training related to suicide prevention.

Action Alliance (US)
The National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention works with more than 250 national partners from the public and private sectors to advance the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention.

Suicide Prevention Resource Center (US)
The US Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC) provides prevention support, training, and resources to assist organisations and individuals to develop suicide prevention programmes, interventions and policies.

International Association for Suicide Prevention
The International Association for Suicide Prevention is dedicated to preventing suicidal behaviour, alleviating its effects and providing a forum for academics, mental health professionals, crisis workers, volunteers and suicide survivors.

American Association of Suicidology
The American Association of Suicidology is an education and resource organisation that works for the advancement of suicide prevention through research, education and training, the development of standards and resources and survivor support services.

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