Evaluation of suicide prevention activities

Deadly Alive

Page last updated: January 2014

1. Project Profile

Project Name(s)Deadly Alive
(formerly known as Something Better & Napranum Life Promotion)
Funded OrganisationQLD Police-Citizens Youth Welfare Association
Geographical AreaLocal
Individual/GroupIndividual and Group
LIFE Action Areas
  • Improving community strength, resilience and capacity in suicide prevention
  • Taking a coordinated approach to suicide prevention
  • Implementing standards and quality in suicide prevention
Target Groups
  • People bereaved by suicide
  • Youth
  • Indigenous populations
  • People who have previously attempted suicide
  • Rural and remote communities
  • People living with an alcohol or other drug problem
  • Whole of community

2. Project Description

The 'Something Better' Project was first established with the aim of providing structured suicide prevention training for Sport and Recreation Officers, relevant PCYC staff; exposure to support and advice from qualified professionals trained in youth suicide and facilitate access to organised sporting and recreational activities for young people in eight Aboriginal communities in far North QLD. In the second funding round, the focus shifted to the communities of the Northern Peninsula Area (NPA).

The 'Deadly Alive' project builds on the demonstrated service model and expertise gained through the 'Something Better Project' in the Northern Peninsula Communities of far North QLD.

The Deadly Alive project will work with the communities to develop a network of support and create greater resilience among young people in the community who are or may be affected by suicide or suicidal behaviours. Specifically the project aims to:

  • Establish a support network within the community through the Brisbane based community health worker
  • Establish two local community network teams
  • Engage two local Community Development Officers
  • Utilise the Community Development Officers to link at risk individuals to external referrals and diversionary activities
  • Provide a range of youth developmental opportunities

3. Activities

In the current funding period, the key activities are:
  • Liaison with the local community, key partners and other stakeholders to identify members interested in establishing a suicide support and prevention network
  • Establishment of two community network teams
  • Engagement of two local community Development Officers
  • Referrals of young people into diversionary activities through the Police-Citizens Youth Clubs' CAPE Program Activities
  • Engagement of selected young people to participate in development opportunities such as the Police-Citizens Youth Clubs' State Youth Leadership Program and Catalyst Program
  • Coordination of all activities by the Communities Health worker Top of page

4. Funding

  • Round 1
    • NSPP funding
      • 2006/07 - $135,524
      • 2007/08 - $212,847
      • 2008/09 - $420,000
    • % project funding - data not supplied
  • Round 2
    • NSPP funding
      • 2009/10 - $256,577
      • 2010/11 - $273,035
    • % project funding - data not supplied
  • Round 3
    • NSPP funding
      • 2011/12 - $48,417
      • 2012/13 - $311,025
    • % project funding - data not supplied

5. Staffing

  • Round 1 (2006/07, 2007/08, 2008/09)
    • Number staff positions funded (FTE) - data not supplied
    • Number staff positions filled (FTE) - data not supplied
  • Round 2 (2009/10, 2010/11)
    • Number staff positions funded (FTE) - data not supplied
    • Number staff positions filled (FTE) - data not supplied
  • Round 3 (2011/12, 2012/13)
    • Number staff positions funded (FTE) - 3
    • Number staff positions filled (FTE) - 8