Resources for educators
headspace provides educators with the professional learning, tools and resources to support young people, family, friends and carers. Our team provide suicide prevention, postvention and response support.
Access suicide prevention and suicide response resources below:
Response to large scale incidents
Research and evaluation
headspace Schools & Communities has delivered evidence based support to learning communities for over 10 years. Find research and evaluation reports below:
Research and Evaluation
For schools: supporting student voice in disaster recovery
Student voice is important in all aspects of the school community – including disaster recovery. Sometimes during disasters or times of crisis, children and young people can feel helpless and invisible. While this may not be done intentionally, it’s important that children and young people are engaged in disaster recovery as they can offer unique experiences and perspectives.
Delivering effective suicide postvention in Australian school communities
This report provides a description, key learnings and recommendations of headspace School Support (2011 – 2017), a world-first program supporting Australian school communities to prepare for, respond to and recover from the suicide of a student or school community member.
Responding to suicide in secondary schools: a Delphi Study
Suicide is a significant problem amongst young people and when a school student takes their own life it has serious implications for the school community. To minimise the potential for suicide contagion, and to enable the school community to begin a process of healing, the affected school must respond in a timely and appropriate manner.
Final Evaluation Report: Casey Cardinia Suicide Postvention Project
This report provides a description, findings and recommendations of a suicide recovery project conducted by headspace following a cluster of suicides in an outer suburban area of Victoria.
Suicide intervention in schools: An evidence summary
The most recent data shows us that suicide is the leading cause of death for 15-24 year olds. Other data tells us that many more young people attempt suicide or consider taking their own lives.
Suicide in primary schools
A review of the evidence around suicide, suicide attempts and self-harm in primary school aged children