Project Details

LIFEWAYS:  Translating suicide prevention research into policy and practice                         (previously known as the National Leadership in Suicide Prevention Research Project)

The LIFEWAYS project is being conducted by The University of Melbourne's Centre for Mental Health and key partners from seven other universities and non-government organisations with a view to strengthening Australian suicide prevention research and facilitating the effective translation of research into policy and practice.  The project is supported through funding from the Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care.

LIFEWAYS is designed to achieve the Australian Government's commitment to working towards reducing suicide deaths and suicidal behaviour across the Australian population.  LIFEWAYS will take Australian research in this area to the next level, ensuring that findings make a real difference to the way suicide prevention services and programs are delivered.

The project will be delivered via five inter-related workstreams that focus on:

(1) Consulting with stakeholders

(2) Strengthening the evidence base

(3) Creating translational tools

(4) Implementing change

(5) Building capacity

For further information about these and other LIFEWAYS initiatives, please contact our friendly project team at:

Research Group

Mental Health Policy and Practice

School Research Themes

Disparities, disadvantage and effective health care

Key Contact

For further information about this research, please contact the research group leader.

Department / Centre

Centre for Mental Health

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