Review of suicide prevention training and resources for people from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Backgrounds

In 2016-2017, HOI was appointed by the Queensland Mental Health Commission to undertake a review of suicide prevention training and materials to support culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities. The project identified existing high-quality, culturally tailored resources, information or service gaps and barriers to accessing mental health and suicide prevention support and information for people from CALD backgrounds. The project particularly focused on people from vulnerable population groups in Queensland who had been identified as communities at high risk of suicide and/or mental illness.

Key review activities included: literature search, situation analysis and environmental scan; survey design and administration; resource mapping; programs and initiatives mapping; site visits; stakeholder interviews; development of an Issues and Options paper. Draft and Final reports were delivered and accepted.