CSAPHN National Suicide Prevention Trial Evaluation: Final Report

Kate Rhodes, Jill Beattie, Keera Laccos-Barrett, Nicholas Procter

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report


It is well known that access to health mental health services in regional areas of South Australia are impacted by barriers such as distance when compared to easier access in urban areas. Similarly, regional rates of suicide deaths exceed those in urban areas by twice the number of deaths per100,000 (ABS 2020). In response to this, the National Suicide Prevention Trial initiated in South Australia by the Country SA PHN, aimed to reduce the impact of suicide across five target local government areas. Namely, Port Augusta, Port Lincoln, Port Pirie, Whyalla, and Yorke Peninsula. This report aims to evaluate a range of community-based suicide prevention events in the form of guest speakers, training, and travelling road shows that were initiated in the trial region between January 2017 and November 2020. Thereby, providing insight into the value of these community events as experienced by attendees to identify those events that had the greatest positive impacts.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationSouth Australia
PublisherUniversity of South Australia
Commissioning bodyCountry SA Public Health Network
Number of pages158
Publication statusPublished - 2021
Externally publishedYes


  • health mental
  • health services
  • Suicide Prevention
  • Counselling
  • suicide prevention training


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