One Life - WA Suicide Prevention Strategy
ICCWA is working with Centrecare to roll out the One Life Suicide Prevention Strategy in the South West.
One Life with ICCWA present Suicide Prevention Workshops
in the South West in 2013
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The Western Australian Government has committed $13 million over 4 years to implement the Strategy from 2009 – 2013. Centrecare was appointed as the preferred provider and the contract was signed on the 11 August 2010.
ICCWA has recently begun working with Centrecare to assist in the roll out and implementation of the One Life Suicide Prevention Strategy in the South West.
ICCWA’s history of 6 years working with South West communities in the Understanding and Building Resilience – A Suicide Prevention Project in the South West Click here to read the final report> places them in an ideal position to assist in the development of the strategy.
ICCWA have partnered with One Life Suicide Prevention Strategy in employing Shelley O’Brien as an Assistant Network Coordinator for six months commencing in June 2011 for the South West region. Shelley’s position will help identify Community Coordinators who will work within their communities to raise awareness of suicide prevention. She will also assist the Community Coordinators to undertake a mapping exercise of services and activities in the region and to develop Community Action Plans (CAPs).
The Ministerial Council for Mental Health leads the strategy with the help of the One Life team. For further information please visit the website www.onelifewa.com.au
One Life are delivering information sessions and recruiting local Community Coordinators across the state. In the South West region, it is proposed to actively attract support across sectors and work with the individual communities, government, non-government and corporate agencies. The objective is to facilitate a coordinated agency and local response to individual communities experiencing high risks behaviour and early signs of a suicide crisis.
The local Community Coordinators will be engaged to support their local communities in mapping existing suicide prevention activities and determine the need for future initiatives that will be documented in Community Action Plans.
One Life will also implement initiatives to increase suicide prevention and emotional health & well being awareness, coordinate training, research and evaluation of suicide prevention strategies across the State of Western Australia.