Year: 2009 Source: Hubart, TAS: Department of Health and Human Services, (April 2009), 37p. SIEC No: 20090488

To inform its work, the Tasmanian Suicide Prevention Steering Committee undertook a statewide community consultation starting July 2007 & ending March 2008. The purpose of the consultation was to find out the key issues contributing to people attempting to take or taking their own lives; to find out what was known about suicide prevention & its importance to communities; & to hear what Tasmanians thought should be done. This report presents the results of the consultations. Key findings were that there is a need to increase community connectedness, reduce social isolation, & facilitate greater acceptance of diversity within communities. Findings also suggested where prevention efforts need to be focussed. A series of recommendations were developed.