New toolkit supports zero suicides in care goal

3 June 2022

The Suicide Prevention Quality Improvement Toolkit is part of the Zero Suicides in Care program and aims to reduce suicide in people who are cared for in mental health services in NSW. The toolkit's improvement resources were recently launched by the Clinical Excellence Commission's Mental Health Patient Safety Program.

The toolkit provides information, resources and quality improvement tools for managers and clinicians undertaking suicide prevention initiatives in hospitals and other mental health care facilities.

The resources can be adapted to suit local needs such as implementing and monitoring suicide care pathways, to review and improve current practices or support new suicide prevention practices.

The Clinical Excellence Commission has expert staff within the Mental Health Patient Safety Program who can work collaboratively with staff in health services and their Zero Suicide in Care Coordinators while using the toolkit and providing masterclasses tailored to your service. Please reach out to CEC-MHPSP for support.

There is also scope to feedback on how the toolkit is working for you and your patients by providing feedback through the Contact Us link. This feedback helps staff working on the Mental Health Patient Safety Program adjust the toolkit to better suit the needs of staff and patients working in hospitals and other care facilities.