LifeSpan strategies and components
LifeSpan involves the implementation of nine evidence-based strategies simultaneously within a localised area. This integrated systems approach is predicted to prevent 21% of suicide deaths, and 30% of suicide attempts.
The nine LifeSpan strategies
LifeSpan involves the implementation of nine evidence-based strategies from population level to the individual, implemented simultaneously within a localised region. For successful delivery, all strategies require a thorough consultation and review process to ensure their relevance and tailoring to the local context and community.
Multiple strategies = more lives saved
Recognising that multiple strategies implemented at the same time are likely to generate bigger effects than just the sum of its parts (i.e., due to synergistic effects). LifeSpan offers a data driven, evidence-based approach, setting it apart from current practise and raising the bar in suicide prevention.