Suicide Prevention

Free suicide prevention training for pharmacists in Casey region

Wednesday, 3 March 2021

Pharmacy staff play an important role in identifying and preventing suicidality, and this often starts with a difficult conversation about suicide. SEMPHN in conjunction with the Black Dog Institute is offering free, training for suicide prevention in pharmacies.  ...

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Free, whole-of-practice suicide prevention training for GPs

Wednesday, 3 March 2021

Is your general practice in Frankston-Mornington Peninsula, Dandenong, Casey or Cardinia?  SEMPHN is partnering with the Black Dog Institute to deliver whole-of-practice suicide prevention training for health professionals in these parts of the catchment.   ...

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More suicide prevention support for Greater Dandenong, Casey and Cardinia

Wednesday, 3 March 2021

The mental health and wellbeing of people in Greater Dandenong, Casey and Cardinia who are refugees, seeking asylum or from CALD communities will now be better supported. Better Place Australia will partner with Southern Migrant Resource Centre to deliver a new activity...

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Suicide First Aid Training

Tuesday, 17 November 2020

LivingWorks, together with Crisis Heroes, South Eastern Melbourne PHN and North Western Melbourne PHN, is offering suicide first aid online training for Victorians to help each other stay safe. LivingWorks START training LivingWorks START is a 90-minute online training...

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Tender open: Refugee, People Seeking Asylum and CALD Community Suicide Prevention Capacity Building Initiative

Friday, 6 November 2020

South Eastern Melbourne Primary Health Network (SEMPHN) is pleased to invite eligible organisations to tender for the establishment and delivery of a refugee, people seeking asylum and culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) community Suicide Prevention Capacity...

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Use or learn suicide first aid skills that could save a life

Thursday, 1 October 2020

A conversation about life’s ups and downs may not be about suicide, but what if it is? By learning suicide first aid you can help keep someone safe and connect them to care.  COVID-19 has many of us feeling unsettled, uncertain and lonely, particularly those living...

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New Mental Health and Wellbeing service for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

Friday, 31 July 2020

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people across Frankston and the Mornington Peninsula will now have broader choices to access culturally-appropriate services and care to support their mental health needs. Funded by South Eastern Melbourne Primary Health Network...

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Future directions for the Place-Based Suicide Prevention Trials

Tuesday, 28 July 2020

The Victorian Suicide Prevention Framework 2016-2025 sets a target to halve Victoria’s suicide rate by 2025. The Victorian Government has been partnering with Primary Health Networks (PHNs) to deliver the Place-Based Suicide Prevention trials. The trials were established...

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Place-based suicide prevention trials to continue across Victoria

Wednesday, 4 March 2020

Primary Health Networks in Victoria have welcomed the government’s decision to jointly extend funding for the successful place-based suicide prevention trials, at 12 trial sites around the state. The trials in SEMPHN's catchment are in Dandenong, and across the...

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Place-based suicide prevention trials

Friday, 21 February 2020

Suicide prevention is a shared focus of the Victorian Government Department of Health and Human Services and the Primary Health Networks, an Australian Government initiative. SEMPHN, in partnership with the Victorian Government, is supporting communities to reduce the...

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Open tender: provide support directly after a suicide attempt

Friday, 17 January 2020

SEMPHN is pleased to invite organisations to tender for the delivery of The Way Back Support Service in a consortium with Beyond Blue and Monash Health, within the Local Government Areas of City of Casey and City of Greater Dandenong. The Way Back Support Service is...

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SEMPHN signs National Communications Charter

Tuesday, 10 September 2019

For World Suicide Prevention Day, SEMPHN as an organisation signed the National Communications Charter.  The charter, developed by Life in Mind, provides an opportunity for SEMPHN to play a role in reducing stigma around mental illness and suicide, while also...

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World Suicide Prevention Day

Tuesday, 10 September 2019

Pictured: Gatluak, Alison, Layne and Aran speak about suicide prevention This year, to shine a light on suicide prevention, SEMPHN marked World Suicide Prevention Day by hosting an educational morning for staff. SEMPHN's Suicide Prevention Lead, Alison, works...

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Suicide Prevention

Friday, 2 December 2016

Suicide prevention is a shared focus of the Victorian Government Department of Health and Human Services and the Primary Health Networks, an Australian Government initiative.  As part of the Victorian Suicide Prevention Framework, the Victorian Government aims to halve...

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