As part of the National Suicide Prevention Trial, the Australian Government is supporting the implementation and evaluation of twelve suicide prevention trial sites across Australia. One of the individual’s responsible for its implementation is Stuart Auckland.
Stuart is the Coordinator of the Community Health Development Program Area at the Centre for Rural Health (CRH) at the University of Tasmania. He has extensive experience in the design and implementation of community-based models of health service delivery. This experience includes Stuart’s current role as co-investigator of the Tasmanian component of the National Suicide Prevention Trial.
As part of the National Suicide Prevention Trial, strategies are being implemented by community structures at three Tasmanian sites to prevent suicide at a local-level, and for at-risk populations. The local evaluation is focusing on key process outcomes such as the effectiveness of local governance structures, the efficacy of frameworks and supporting capacity building.
Listen in as Stuart discusses the outcome of these strategies, and what has been learnt so far in our national approach to suicide prevention.