Central Queensland Suicide Prevention Program

Central Queensland Meetings: Suicide Prevention

Yeppoon Region
  • Livingstone Living Well (Suicide Prevention Group): Meetings are on  second Thursday of each month from May 2022. Meetings are from 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm via Microsoft Teams. Contact CQRH Project Officer Helen via email at helen.munn@cqrdgp.com.au and visit the Facebook page for more updates.
Biloela Region
  • Banana Shire Suicide Prevention Group: Meetings are on the second Tuesday of each month from 10:00 am to 11:00 pm; in-person and via Microsoft Teams. Contact CQRH Project Officer, Tasha, via email at tasha.brennan@cqrdgp.com.au
Emerald Region
  • Central Highlands Suicide Prevention Group: Meetings are held on the second Thursday monthly from 10:30 am to 11:30 pm; in-person via Microsoft Teams. Contact CQRH Project Officer, Jodie, via Jodie.anderson@cqrdgp.com.au
Gladstone Region
  • Gladstone Region Awareness and Suicide Prevention (GRASP): Meetings are held every third Wednesday monthly from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm at Gladstone Mindcare; 147 Gondoon St Gladstone. Visit the website, Instagram, Facebook. Contact the President of GRASP, Mark Brookes, via contact@grasp.net.au or contact the CQRH Project Officer, Melanie, at melanie.ohl@cqrdgp.com.au
Rockhampton Region
  • Central QLD Community Suicide Prevention Network: Meetings are held on the first Tuesday of each month, 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm; in person and via Microsoft Teams. Visit the Facebook page or contact the President of CQCSPN, Cecilia Perkins, at cqcspn@gmail.com

Project Reports and Updates

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Central Queensland Rural Health has been an advocate for collaboration and integration across health services for many years. We continue to engage with local communities across Central Queensland (CQ) to establish strategic suicide prevention partnerships. These partnerships will enable collaboration across health services and communities to develop and implement CQ Suicide Prevention Plan based on the 9 Lifespan Strategies. This plan shapes the localised plans for the local government area.


At the end of 2017 Central Queensland Rural Health (CQRH) received funding from the Central Queensland, Wide Bay, Sunshine Coast Primary Health Network (PHN) to lead the planning of community based suicide prevention activities. Two hundred and seventy people weredirectly involved in consultation activities across six of the local government areas. Activities have included a survey, ongoing face to face and email communication, attendance at meetings and workshops.
From this consultation, Leadership Groups were formed in the local government areas where no suicide prevention groups existed; and the existing suicide prevention groups have been supported where possible by the CQRH preject officers. Action plans have been created to support the local implementation of the CQ Suicide Prevention Plan.
Working together the different communities are taking ownership of their suicide prevention Action Plans to decide what strategies works best for them in their own unique communities.
The CQ Suicide Prevention Plan will support the PHN in their role to commission community-based suicide prevention activities integrated with drug and alcohol services, mental health services and social and emotional wellbeing services.
If you would like to be involved in the CQ Suicide Prevention Plan in any way, please contact our Projects Team on (07) 4992 1040 .

LifeSpan aims to build a safety net for the community by connecting and coordinating new and existing interventions and programs, and building the capacity of the community to better support people facing a suicide crisis. Based on scientific modeling, LifeSpan is predicted to prevent 21% of suicide deaths, and 30% of suicide attempts. The LifeSpan Framework has also been trialed over 11 National Suicide Prevention Trial PHN regions, and the final evaluation report was published in December 2020.

For more information about LifeSpan, please go to https://www.blackdoginstitute.org.au/research/lifespan

Suicide Prevention Framework Documents 

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Central Queensland Rural Health has met the requirements of the ISO 2001:2015 Quality Management Systems Standards.

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PO Box 368, 66 Callide St

(07) 4992 1040