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Resources supporting ZSH

The resources on this page are designed to assist health services understand and plan for Zero Suicide Healthcare implementation.

The US based Zero Suicide Institute has a wealth of resources to help design and implement a Zero Suicide Healthcare approach. 

In addition we offer a selection of Australian resources that build on the extensive resource pool in the toolkit from the US Zero Suicide Institute.

Videos and webinars

Restorative, just and learning culture

Dr Kathryn Turner and Ms Diana Grice discuss the importance of providing a safe and supportive culture to build trust and support for Zero Suicide Healthcare implementation. 

Lived expertise

Tracey Gale shares her experience of guiding and supporting health professionals with her lived expertise. Integral to system transformation is lived expertise. Pain and distress must be acknowledged in a timely, respectful and caring manner.

A global flagship implementation

The Gold Coast Mental Health and Specialist Services began the journey to Zero Suicide Healthcare in 2015. Ms Diana Grice says it was ambitious and required open and frank conversations. Today it is recognised as one of the most successful examples of the framework reducing suicides within the health service.

ZSH Evaluation framework

Explore the outcomes you are seeking to achieve with ZSH implementation. 

In this webinar we explain the background to Zero Suicide Healthcare and discuss the evaluation framework and its components.

Want more information to plan your ZSH approach? Purchase the full Evaluation Framework with outcomes, actions and measures.

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Learning from those bereaved by suicide

The Illawarra Shoalhaven Suicide Prevention Collaborative share some important insights from those bereaved by suicide. Valuable resource for all who are working in suicide prevention. You can view them here.

Training programs supporting ZSH

Database of training programs

Providing health service staff with training in suicide and its prevention is an important part of ZSH implementation. View online at Life In Mind or the PDF version ZSH Directory of Training programs.

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Introducing Zero Suicide Healthcare

Six online e-learning modules that will provide your implementation team with a common understanding of the key concepts of the framework.

You can purchase access  to the modules here or contact ZSIA to arrange a purchase price for your organisation. 

Lethal Means Safety Counselling

One of the gaps we have identified for Australia in Zero Suicide Healthcare implementation is training on lethal means safety conversations. 

This set of three online e-learning modules is designed to assist you craft and practise conversations on lethal means safety.

You can purchase access to the program here. Contact ZSIA if you wish to arrange a purchase price for your organisation.




UK postvention resource for healthcare workers

The impact of a colleague's suicide can be far reaching. This is evidenced by this statistic. Based on interviews with UK NHS staff, it demonstrates why this resource is needed.

Organisational leaders must respond with compassionate communication and an understanding of the impacts. This newly released guideline will help your health service to ensure the systems and processes are in place to respond in the most effective way.

An evaluation framework

This comprehensive resource examines all seven elements of the Zero Suicide Healthcare framework providing a theory of change, theory of action and data measures.  

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Compendium of journal articles supporting ZSH implementation

There is an increasing body of evidence supporting the Zero Suicide Healthcare Framework. This two-part compendium contains a selection of articles accessed from international publications. They are gathered here as a means of providing easy access to supporting evidence and emerging areas of interest. 

Part 1 includes 18 articles that are directed towards the outcome of Building Organisational Capability which includes the elements of Lead, Train and Improve.

Part 2 contains 10 articles that are relevant to suicide safety and related clinical improvements outcome. It covers the elements of Identify, Engage, Treat and Transition.

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