headspace School Support releases new guide

Following a spate of youth suicides in 2011/12 the Victorian Government funded headspace to provide a range of suicide postvention and prevention services/strategies specific to the Casey Cardinia area in outer South Eastern Melbourne. 
The project, which is in its final stages, aimed to promote recovery in young people, reduce risk of suicide amongst secondary school students and to strengthen the resilience and capacity of the local community.   

The headspace School Support team behind the Casey Cardinia Project has recently released a guide titled ‘Managing young people at risk of suicide: a resource guide for secondary education settings’. 

The resource is designed to be used by wellbeing teams in secondary schools to support assessment, management and referral of suicidal young people. It also aims to enhance the skills and knowledge of school staff, while offering schools and health services a consistent way to communicate about students at risk of suicide.
This guide was developed after school wellbeing teams indicated a strong need for practical, reliable and clinically sound suicide risk management tools, which were also recognised by mental health services and could be used with students at risk of suicide.
Download the guide now.