Year: 2003 Source: Canberra, ACT: Institute for Regional Community Development, University of Canberra, (2003). 83p. SIEC No: 20070286

This report is the evaluation of the Suicide Intervention Project, a partnership between the YWCA of Canberra & the University of Canberra. This pilot project aimed to increase young peoples’ connectedness, resilience, & mental health literacy on campus utilising a peer-based education strategy. The results of the evaluation demonstrated partial support for the aims of the project. Some of the findings were increased connectedness of partipants to other trainees but not to the broader university community, specific improvements in mental health literacy, & some improvement in confidence in dealing with a suicidal person.