square - Suicide, QUestions, Answers and REsources – is a set of materials that is both a stand alone educational resource and a support package for training and systems change, in suicide risk assessment, intervention and follow up. It supports a suicide and self harm primary health care model of collaborative practice.
square has been developed in recognition that an active approach to suicide prevention is the best strategy for dealing with this significant public health problem. Successful interventions can be made by family members, friends, neighbours, community workers, GPs and other primary care workers and mental health specialists.
The suicide prevention model promotes assessment and management of suicide risk and a pathway for referral through primary health care depending on the level of risk.
The model, tools and education package were developed with a broad range of services and consumers. Advisory and working groups included people from:
- Emergency services
- Mental health services
- General practice
- Drug and alcohol services
- Culturally and linguistically diverse communities
- Indigenous communities
- Communities representing the elderly
- Vietnam veterans
- Consumer and carer organisations.
square is an integrated suicide prevention resource developed by General Practice SA and Relationships Australia (SA) in conjunction with the Federal and State Governments. It is part of the National Suicide Prevention Strategy and was jointly funded by the Australian Government and the Government of South Australia.
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You can view full details about this resource on the square website.