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Central Coast Advanced Suicide Prevention Category 1

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Breakers Country Club

64 Dover Road

Wamberal, NSW 2260

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People with suicidal behaviour frequently visit primary care physicians in the weeks or days before suicide. Up to 45 per cent of individuals who died by suicide saw their GP within one month prior to their death and up to 20 per cent saw their GP within one week before their death.

The PHN is working with the Black Dog Institute’s Lifespan project to provide access to quality, evidenced based suicide prevention training and patient screening to increase skills and confidence of GPs and Practice Nurses to detect and manage at-risk patients.

Research has shown that excellent primary health can significantly decrease deaths and attempts (between 22 per cent and 73 per cent), particularly when the care is integrated into a multifaceted suicide prevention program.


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