Preventing suicide at suicide hotspots: a case study from Australia

Lockley, Anne, Cheung, Yee Tak Derek, Cox, Georgina, Robinson, Jo, Williamson, Michelle, Harris, Meredith, Machlin, Anna, Moffat, Caitlin and Pirkis, Jane (2014) Preventing suicide at suicide hotspots: a case study from Australia. Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, 44 4: 392-407. doi:10.1111/sltb.12080

Author Lockley, Anne
Cheung, Yee Tak Derek
Cox, Georgina
Robinson, Jo
Williamson, Michelle
Harris, Meredith
Machlin, Anna
Moffat, Caitlin
Pirkis, Jane
Title Preventing suicide at suicide hotspots: a case study from Australia
Journal name Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1943-278X
Publication date 2014-08-01
Year available 2014
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/sltb.12080
Volume 44
Issue 4
Start page 392
End page 407
Total pages 16
Place of publication New York, United States
Publisher Guilford Publications
Language eng
Abstract The Gap Park Self-Harm Minimisation Masterplan project is a collaborative attempt to address jumping suicides at Sydney's Gap Park through means restriction, encouraging help-seeking, and increasing the likelihood of third-party intervention. We used various data sources to describe the Masterplan project's processes, impacts, and outcomes. There have been reductions in reported jumps and confirmed suicides, although the trends are not statistically significant. There has been a significant increase in police call-outs to intervene with suicidal people who have not yet reached the cliff's edge. The collaborative nature of the Masterplan project and its multifaceted approach appear to be reaping benefits.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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