Work and suicide prevention position statement

Date: 2014
(For resources, this is the publication date. For programs, this is the date posted.)


Type:  Guidelines/Recommendations
Author:  Suicide Prevention Australia
Publisher:  Suicide Prevention Australia

This position statement seeks to address the significant gaps exist in the understanding of the relationship between work and suicide, which can limit prevention efforts. The statement was released on February 20, 2014 at the Construction Industry inaugural Mental Health Conference in Brisbane. Suicide Prevention Australia (SPA) calls on organizations of all sizes to implement workplace policies and programs that promote a mentally healthy workforce and prevent suicide behaviors. The position statement also provides recommendations for employers to take action to prevent suicide.

Populations:  Adults Ages 26 to 55 Years, Young Adults Ages 18 to 25 Years
Settings:  Workplaces