CRESP research streams
The Centre of Research Excellence in Suicide Prevention (CRESP) aims to generate new research to increase the knowledge base around effective prevention and treatment in suicide prevention. The Centre has four research streams focusing on better delivery of interventions, better knowledge of causes and risks, improved help-seeking, and improved prioritising of funds.
Better delivery of interventions
This stream involves testing the effectiveness of interventions delivered to risk groups using the latest developments in e-health technology. E-health interventions can reach high-risk groups through smart phones, tablets or computers.
Better knowledge of causes and risks
This stream investigates new models of suicide causation using advances in our understanding of the psychology of suicide behaviours; new models to identify social patterns of suicide through geospatial mapping; and investigations of gene-environment interactions (GxE) using new phenotypes.
Improved help seeking
This stream investigates the effectiveness of potentially useful methods of increasing help-seeking, building on developments in mental health help-seeking. Self-screening, suicide literacy, and lowering stigma will be investigated as potential methods of increasing the rate at which individuals will seek help.
Improved prioritising of suicide funds
This stream aims to develop guidelines to assist policy makers in determining priorities for funding suicide prevention programs. It involves modelling the effectiveness of particular interventions, their costs and impacts.