Blooming Minds supports local mental health services and recources by helping raise awareness. This time we’re profiling OneLife.
THE WESTERN AUSTRALIAN SUICIDE PREVENTION STARTEGY IS A CALL TO ACTION.
The OneLife Strategy aims to transform attitudes regarding suicide and suicidal behaviour and represents a guide for policies and services to better meet eh needs of people at risk. The Strategy also charts a longer term vision to promote individual mental health and wellbeing and the need to enhance community capacity in approaches to suicide prevention.
As part of the aim to improve the mental health and wellbeing of all Western Australians, the State Government has launched the Strategy to address the unacceptable high suicide rate in Western Australia. Each year in Western Australia, over 200 people complete suicide and an even greater number harm themselves in suicide attempts.
The Ministerial Council for Suicide Prevention will lead the Strategy and oversee initiatives to improve strength and resilience, expand community knowledge of suicide, and support capacity building in communities of increased risk. The Ministerial Council for Suicide Prevention will make recommendations to the Minister for Mental Health on matters relating to suicide.
OneLife are offering free courses to workplace pledge holders to assist with demystifying suicide and building resilience. Check out the campaign video here.