If re-elected in this month’s election, the Labor Government will aim to reduce the state’s suicide rate by providing $5.5 million towards targeted suicide prevention.
Funding will be divided between suicide prevention networks, support programs, training, research as well as the establishment of a suicide registry, to provide statistical information for public health purposes.
Health Minister Peter Malinauskas said a re-elected Labor Government will work with experts, the community and non-government organisations to provide support to people at risk of suicide
“The reasons a person chooses to take their own life are varied and complex, and this is why Labor has a South Australian Suicide Prevention Plan that looks holistically at what we can do to support people considering suicide, and care for them.”
- Counselling and support: Lifeline 13 11 14.