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Suicide response and postvention guidelines

Last updated: 
Friday, September 18, 2020
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Child safety and wellbeing

The suicide response and postvention guidelines are designed to help schools when they respond to a student’s suspected traumatic death or possible suicide. This response is known as suicide postvention.

The guidelines have been developed collaboratively by:

  • the Department for Education
  • Catholic Education South Australia
  • Association of Independent Schools of South Australia.

Aboriginal people have been consulted in the development of this work. Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service, the Women’s and Children’s Health Network and headspace Schools have also contributed.

The information, checklists, scripts and editable templates are on our suicide response and postvention guidelines website.