Communities Matter Toolkit

13 Sep 2016 3:44 PM -
In December 2014, the NSW Government responded to the reforms contained in the Mental Health Commission's Living Well: A Strategic Plan for Mental Health in NSW 2014-2024.
Living Well highlights the importance to local communities of sound information, tools and support for suicide prevention. Communities want to know how to support those bereaved by suicide and how to make their community more resilient. People are keen to respond to local needs, but may not always be aware of the best evidence-based strategies.

The Communities Matter toolkit is freely available as an online resource and provides:
  • A guide on how to set up and run a local suicide prevention action group
  • Fact sheets, sample documents and templates
  • Stories from existing action groups
  • Opportunities to connect with like-minded community leaders
  • Information on how to help as an individual.