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Tasmanian Suicide Prevention Community Network

The Tasmanian Suicide Prevention Community Network (TSPCN) http://www.suicidepreventiontas.org.au is a network of community members, service providers, organisations and government representatives who are working together to reduce the rate and impact of suicide in Tasmania. Anyone can become a member of the TSPCN, and the level of your involvement with the activities of the TSPCN is your choice.

 

The TSPCN is supported by the Suicide Prevention Project Officers. These positions are funded by the Department of Health and Human Services, and are located at Relationships Australia Tasmania which is funded to auspice the TSPCN.

 

Some activities of the TSPCN include:

 

  • holding meetings around Tasmanian to discuss ideas, learn from each other, and share information on initiatives in regard to promoting mental health, reducing stigma around mental illness and suicide, suicide prevention, early intervention and post-vention;

 

  • belonging to working groups to progress ideas that the TSPCN identifies as important, and helping to organise events and awards such as the Annual Suicide Prevention Forum and the LIFE Awards;

 

  • advising on the content of the TSPCN website;

 

  • developing resources to assist the community and service providers to refer people to the most appropriate service for their needs;

 

  • assisting to develop Community Action Plans; and

 

  • communicating the discussions and recommendations of the TSPCN membership to the State Government through the Tasmanian Suicide Prevention Committee.

 

For more information about the TSPCN please visit the website http://www.suicidepreventiontas.org.au To become a member of the TSPCN, or to find out more about how you or your community could benefit through the activities of the TSPCN, please email our Suicide Prevention Project Officers at tspcn@reltas.com.au or call 1300 364 277.


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