Evaluation of suicide prevention activities

11.1 Introduction

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The NSPP is one component of the Australian effort to combat suicide. Other activities include those undertaken by state/territory and local governments, non-NSPP-funded Non-government organisations (NGOs) and research bodies, as well as programs delivered through schools, workplaces and other settings. In addition, there is an array of activities that may impact on suicide rates even though suicide prevention is not the primary focus and they are not labelled as such. This includes services delivered through the health sector (in particular, the mental health sector) and a broad range of services that address risk factors for suicide – including, but not limited to, housing, employment, education and social inclusion.