Suicide Risk Assessment Study

The Suicide Risk Assessment Study is a three stage project, funded by the Department of Health and Ageing, designed to improve the assessment and management of suicide risk in drug and alcohol treatment services. Stage 1 involved an assessment conducted with generalist residential rehabilitation services, the findings of which informed the development of the Suicide Assessment Kit (SAK) in Stage 2.

This resource was designed in partnership with the Network of Alcohol and Other Drug Agencies (NADA), specifically for residential rehabilitation services. The SAK provides readily accessible resources for managers and staff of treatment services, to assist them in the identification and management of suicide risk.

In order for this new resource to be taken up by services it is essential that its usefulness be evaluated, and that a plan for its dissemination is implemented (Stage 3). NADA in collaboration with the organisations leading the project is currently supporting the implementation of Stage 3

For more information on the Suicide Risk Assessment Study please click here or contact Robert on (02) 8113 1308.