Year: 1998 Source: North Sydney, NSW: Centre for Mental Health/NSW Health Department, 1998. 42p. SIEC No: 20011412

This circular & attachments provide NSW Area Health Services, Corrections Health Service & private hospitals with explicit policy guidelines on the management of patients with possible suicidal behaviour in NSW health services. The first attachment outlines general requirements & then sets out principles for the management of patients with possible suicidal behaviour & principles for handling a suicide death. The second attachment provides guidelines for the management of patient suicidal behaviour in specific settings, e.g. general community health services. The last attachment describes suicide prevention initiatives in New South Wales.