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Development of best practice guidelines for crisis care and suicide prevention

What is the research study about?

LifeSpan is currently looking for people to participate in a study that  aims to develop a set of guidelines, using the Delphi expert consensus method, outlining best practice for integrated crisis and aftercare for people who are displaying suicidal behaviour, ideation or self-harm. The guidelines will in particular focus on improvements in the emergency department and hospital settings.

We are recruiting participants for two panels, a consumer panel consisting of people with lived experience of suicide or has cared for someone who has experienced a suicide attempt, thoughts of suicide, or died by suicide; as well as people with professional and clinical experience providing suicide treatment or prevention. People from the consumer panel with lived experience will be compensated a total of $110 (Coles vouchers) for completion of all 3 questionnaires.


Participating in our study

If you are a mental health advocate or have lived experience as a consumer or carer please download the ‘Consumer’ participant information form below.

Consumer – Participant Information

If you are a professional with an expert level of knowledge about suicide and/or self-harm through your  experience as a mental health practitioner, please download the ‘Professional’ participant information form below.

Professional – Participant Information


If you are interested in participating please contact:

Nicole Hill | Research Assistant, LifeSpan

T: 02 9382 8322