Year: 2006 Source: Social Work Now, no.34, (August 2006), p.4-10 SIEC No: 20070021

The authors surveyed social workers in New Zealand regarding their views of the Towards Wellbeing suicide prevention programme. Two-thirds of respondents were aware of the programme & had access to the guidelines, & overall 52% could correctly name the clinical adviser for their service area. A screening tool & risk assessment tool were found to be used more often than a risk management plan but satisfaction with all 3 tools was high. Aspects of the programme that were most useful & those needing improvement are described. The authors state the results of the survey need to be interpreted cautiously as the response rate was quite low. (7 refs.)