Evaluation of suicide prevention activities

4.5 Stage 2 literature review

Page last updated: January 2014

The development of findings in this Report was supported by the Stage 2 Literature Review (Appendix E). The aim of this review was to describe the evidence base for effective suicide prevention initiatives, so that the NSPP-funded projects could be considered in light of the evidence of best practice. The Stage 2 Literature Review built on the literature identified in the Stage 1 review, which placed Australia’s suicide prevention efforts in the context of international strategies and policies.
Lessons learned from the literature helped to identify:

  • Gaps in the current systems of delivery and evaluation
  • Possible improvements to how suicide prevention activities are delivered and evaluated in Australia.