The Greater Whitsunday Council of Mayors Suicide Prevention Taskforce has unveiled an innovative community-led suicide prevention model aimed at improving mental health care in the Greater Whitsunday region.
The Pathways Connect model is designed to work in alignment with all existing services, community groups, and initiatives within the region.
The Taskforce was established in response to the regions ‘concerns about escalating suicide rates and the difficulties residents face in accessing appropriate mental health services.
Over the course of 2022, Greater Whitsunday Communities worked alongside a diverse range of community members and service providers to design an outreach model to create better access to mental health resources.
Greater Whitsunday Communities is now seeking financial contributions and partnerships to begin implementation of the pilot model, with the intention of working in alignment with all existing services, community groups, and initiatives.
Visit Suicide Prevention Mayors Taskforce Project for more information.
View the Suicide Prevention Taskforce Final Report 2023(PDF, 9MB)