Year: 2010 Source: Barton, ACT: Commonwealth of Australia, (2010). 74p. SIEC No: 20101150

This response to the Senate Committee’s report “The Hidden Toll: Suicide in Australia” outlines the Australian government’s new plan for suicide prevention. This approach is centred on the $274 million “Mental Health: Taking Action to Tackle Suicide” package announced in July 2010. This document includes discussion of: funding & governance in suicide prevention; suicide reporting & statistics; services & initiatives to tackle suicide; roles & workforce development; reducing stigma & raising public awareness; & suicide research.