Year: 1999 Source: National Conference of Suicide Prevention Australia, (6th: 1999: Melbourne), p.17 SIEC No: 20010168

The main aims of the Blacktown Youth Suicide Prevention Project were to improve health care to young people at risk of suicide when they present to the emergency department & to implement a coordinated care plan of active follow-up for each young client. The expected outcomes of the intervention strategies were: engagement & maintenance of clients in treatment; reduction of symptoms & disability; & reduction in the frequency & severity of deliberate self-harm. The outcomes pertaining to these expectations were presented & discussed. Results were encouraging but some concerns remain.