Suicide remains the leading cause of death among young people. The causes of suicide and suicide attempts are complex and generally influenced by a combination of individual, social, cultural, environmental and contextual factors. Most commonly, several risk factors act cumulatively to increase an individual’s vulnerability to suicidal behaviour. However, a suicide attempt is the strongest risk factor for subsequent suicide in the general population.
A new Youth Aftercare service will be piloted in two NSW locations to provide intensive, community-based support services for young people following self-harm, suicidal ideation, or suicide attempt.
The NSW Youth Aftercare Pilot is funded for $4.2 million over three years under the Commonwealth Health Innovation Fund. This procurement is also for the co-design of these services with children and young people and their families/carers including those with a lived experience of suicide. Please note - $400,000 has been allocated for the evaluation which is subject of a separate tender process that has now closed, and the remaining $3,800,000 will be allocated to this open tender.
Applications close: 12 June 2020