Working Group 3: School Interventions
WORKING GROUP LEAD: TBC
Next meeting: TBC
Contact via LifeSpan Murrumbidgee
(02) 6923 3100
YAM is currently being rolled out across the Murrumbidgee in terms 3 & 4. Thank you to all schools who participated
Suicide Prevention Strategies
Promoting help-seeking, mental health and resilience in schools
Young people can be particularly vulnerable to mental health problems, self-harm or suicide. Schools are keen to support their students but often don’t know how to choose quality programs or integrate programs with other student wellbeing activities and referral pathways.
This strategy focuses on the delivery of the ‘Youth Aware of Mental Health’ (YAM) program to Year 9 students in the Illawarra and Shoalhaven. The YAM program is designed to raise awareness about suicidality and the factors that protect against it, and has the strongest evidence-base of school programs reviewed including the best outcomes specific to suicidal behaviour, and the flexibility to be integrated into any school environment.