Suicide Prevention Grants 2017
Local government and not-for-profit organisations are invited to apply for grants of up to $20,000 to undertake evidence- based suicide prevention training tailored to meet the need of local communities.
Evidence-based training programs that grant applicants can apply to undertake include Mental Health First Aid, Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST), Gatekeeper Training and safeTALK.
These grants are provided as part of an initiative under the State Government’s suicide prevention strategy titled, Suicide Prevention 2020: Together we can save lives (Suicide Prevention 2020).
The Mental Health Commission has allocated up to $250,000 for this grant round.
These grants provide funding through a 12-month grant agreement for successful applicants to implement local suicide prevention training that contributes to achieving the following outcomes:
- Improved health literacy surrounding mental health and wellbeing and suicide;
- Reduced social stigma associated with poor mental health and wellbeing and suicide; and
- Increased ability to seek help for oneself or someone else.
If you are considering applying for a grant please read the Suicide Prevention Grants Program Guidelines; the Suicide Prevention Grants Program Evaluation document; and the Example Grant Agreement template prior to applying.
Applications must be submitted to the MHC by 5:00pm on Friday, 29 September 2017.