CHILDREN BEREAVED BY SUICIDE — PILOT POSTVENTION PROGRAM

674. Hon ALISON XAMON to the parliamentary secretary representing the Minister for Mental Health:

I refer to the evaluation of the pilot postvention program for children who have been bereaved by suicide.

(1)  Will the minister please table the evaluation of the program?

(2)  If not, why not?

Hon ALANNA CLOHESY replied:

I thank the honourable member for some notice of the question.

(1)  Yes. It is anticipated that evaluation pertaining to the pilot postvention program for children who have been bereaved by suicide will be finalised in the first quarter of 2020. This evaluation will contribute to the comprehensive evaluation of the current statewide suicide prevention strategy, “Suicide Prevention 2020: Together we can save lives”. The new WA suicide prevention action plan 2021–2025, its associated business case and the comprehensive evaluation report is intended to be submitted as part of the 2020–21 budgetary process.

(2)  Not applicable.

 

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