IMPROVING THE EVIDENCE BASE FOR SUICIDE PREVENTION INITIATIVES
Grant number: 1059261 | Funding period: 2014 - 2019
The burden of suicide persists partly because we don’t know what works and what doesn’t work in suicide prevention. Relatively little research effort has been invested in studies that can tell us how best to direct resources. The problem is compounded by a disconnect between researchers and decision-makers. Through this Fellowship, Jane Pirkis will develop and implement a model for working with decision-makers to generate the best possible evidence upon which to base suicide prevention policy.
Related publications (133)
The association between mental disorders and suicide: A systematic review and meta-analysis of record linkage studies
Lay San Too, Matthew J Spittal, Lyndal Bugeja, Lennart Reifels, Peter Butterworth, Jane Pirkis
Background: There has long been debate about the extent to which mental disorders contribute to suicide. We aimed to examine the e..
Accuracy of Clinician Predictions of Future Self-Harm: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Predictive Studies
Rachel Woodford, Matthew J Spittal, Allison Milner, Katie McGill, Navneet Kapur, Jane Pirkis, Alex Mitchell, Gregory Carter
Assessment of a patient after hospital-treated self-harm or psychiatric hospitalization often includes a risk assessment, resultin..
Experience of Health Care Services After a Suicide Attempt: Results from an Online Survey
Fiona L Shand, Philip J Batterham, Jade KY Chan, Jane Pirkis, Matthew J Spittal, Alan Woodward, Helen Christensen
Failure to provide follow-up care after a suicide attempt is associated with increased risk of reattempt. This online survey exami..
Implementation and evaluation of the Victorian Suicide Register
Georgina Sutherland, Allison Milner, Jeremy Dwyer, Lyndal Bugeja, Alan Woodward, Jo Robinson, Jane Pirkis
OBJECTIVE: The Victorian Suicide Register (VSR) is a state-based suicide surveillance system that contains detailed information on..
Can a documentary increase help-seeking intentions in men? A randomised controlled
Kylie Elizabeth King, Marisa Schlichthorst, Matthew J Spittal, Andrea Phelps, Jane Pirkis
BACKGROUND: We investigated whether a public health intervention-a three-part documentary called Man Up which explored the relatio..
Suicide-Related Internet Use Among Suicidal Young People in the UK: Characteristics of Users, Effects of Use, and Barriers to Offline Help-Seeking
Jo Bell, Katherine Mok, Eric Gardiner, Jane Pirkis
The study replicates earlier research using a UK sample to examine differences between suicidal people who go online for suicide-r..
Uptake of mental health websites in primary care: Insights from an Australian longitudinal cohort study of depression
Jane Gunn, Jacqui Cameron, Konstancja Densley, Sandra Davidson, Susie Fletcher, Victoria Palmer, Patty Chondros, Christopher Dowrick, Jane Pirkis
OBJECTIVE: To describe the characteristics of primary care attendees with depressive symptoms who use mental health websites. METH..
Suicidal behaviour in Indigenous compared to non-Indigenous males in urban and regional Australia: Prevalence data suggest disparities increase across age groups
Gregory Armstrong, Jane Pirkis, Kerry Arabena, Dianne Currier, Matthew J Spittal, Anthony F Jorm
OBJECTIVES: We compare the prevalence of suicidal thoughts and attempts between Indigenous and non-Indigenous males in urban and r..
Universal Suicide Prevention in Young People An Evaluation of the safeTALK Program in Australian High Schools
Eleanor Bailey, Matthew J Spittal, Jane Pirkis, Madelyn Gould, Jo Robinson
BACKGROUND: Universal education and awareness programs in schools are a promising suicide prevention intervention but to date no r..
Effectiveness of online and mobile telephone applications ('apps') for the self-management of suicidal ideation and self-harm: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Katrina Witt, Matthew J Spittal, Gregory Carter, Jane Pirkis, Sarah Hetrick, Dianne Currier, Jo Robinson, Allison Milner
BACKGROUND: Online and mobile telephone applications ('apps') have the potential to improve the scalability of effective intervent..
Did the suicide barrier work after all? Revisiting the Bloor Viaduct natural experiment and its impact on suicide rates in Toronto.
Mark Sinyor, Ayal Schaffer, Donald A Redelmeier, Alex Kiss, Yasunori Nishikawa, Amy H Cheung, Anthony J Levitt, Jane Pirkis
OBJECTIVE: This research aims to determine the long-term impact of the Bloor Street Viaduct suicide barrier on rates of suicide in..
Cohort Profile: Ten to Men ( the Australian Longitudinal Study on Male Health)
Jane Pirkis, Dianne Currier, John Carlin, Louisa Degenhardt, Shyamali C Dharmage, Billie Giles-Corti, Ian R Gordon, Lyle C Gurrin, Jane S Hocking, Anne Kavanagh, Louise Keogh, Rachel Koelmeyer, Anthony D LaMontagne, George Patton, Lena Sanci, Matthew J Spittal, Marisa Schlichthorst, David Studdert, Joanne Williams, Dallas R English
Predicting suicidal behaviours using clinical instruments: systematic review and meta-analysis of positive predictive values for risk scales
Gregory Carter, Allison Milner, Katie McGill, Jane Pirkis, Nav Kapur, Matthew J Spittal
BackgroundPrediction of suicidal behaviour is an aspirational goal for clinicians and policy makers; with patients classified as '..
Psychosocial job stressors and thoughts about suicide among males: a cross-sectional study from the first wave of the Ten to Men cohort
A Milner, D Currier, AD LaMontagne, MJ Spittal, J Pirkis
OBJECTIVES: Psychosocial job stressors are known to be associated with poor mental health. This research seeks to assess the relat..
How do frequent users of crisis helplines differ from other users regarding their reasons for calling? Results from a survey with callers to Lifeline, Australia's national crisis helpline service
Aves Middleton, Alan Woodward, Jane Gunn, Bridget Bassilios, Jane Pirkis
Crisis helplines are designed to provide short-term support to people in an immediate crisis. However, there is a group of users w..
A systematic review of clinician-rated instruments to assess adults' levels of functioning in specialised public sector mental health services
Philip M Burgess, Meredith G Harris, Tim Coombs, Jane E Pirkis
BACKGROUND: Functioning is one of the key domains emphasised in the routine assessment of outcomes that has been occurring in spec..
Low Control and High Demands at Work as Risk Factors for Suicide: An Australian National Population-Level Case-Control Study
Allison Milner, Matthew J Spittal, Jane Pirkis, Jean-Francois Chastang, Isabelle Niedhammer, Anthony D LaMontagne
OBJECTIVE: Previous research suggests that psychosocial job stressors may be plausible risk factors for suicide. This study assess..
Preliminary evidence for the role of newsprint media in encouraging males to make contact with helplines
Anna Machlin, Kylie King, Matthew Spittal, Jane Pirkis
This study explored the preliminary evidence for a relationship between constructive and affirming newsprint stories about depress..
Socio-Economic Position and Suicidal Ideation in Men
Jane Pirkis, Dianne Currier, Peter Butterworth, Allison Milner, Anne Kavanagh, Holly Tibble, Jo Robinson, Matthew J Spittal
People in low socio-economic positions are over-represented in suicide statistics and are at heightened risk for non-fatal suicida..
Comparison of Suicidal People Who Use the Internet for Suicide-Related Reasons and Those Who Do Not Survey Study in Austria
Thomas Niederkrotenthaler, Anna Haider, Benedikt Till, Katherine Mok, Jane Pirkis
BACKGROUND: Studies have shown that suicidal individuals who use the Internet for suicide-related purposes are more suicidal than ..
The effectiveness of suicide prevention delivered by GPs: A systematic review and meta-analysis
Allison Milner, Katrina Witt, Jane Pirkis, Sarah Hetrick, Jo Robinson, Dianne Currier, Matthew J Spittal, Andrew Page, Gregory L Carter
BACKGROUND: The aim of this review was to assess whether suicide prevention provided in the primary health care setting and delive..
Complementary primary mental health programs for young people in Australia: Access to Allied Psychological Services (ATAPS) and headspace
Bridget Bassilios, Nicolas Telford, Debra Rickwood, Matthew J Spittal, Jane Pirkis
OBJECTIVE: Access to Allied Psychological Services (ATAPS) was introduced in 2001 by the Australian Government to provide evidence..
Implementing a Primary Mental Health Service for Children: Administrator and Provider Perspectives
Bridget Bassilios, Angela Nicholas, Maria Ftanou, Justine Fletcher, Lennart Reifels, Kylie King, Anna Machlin, Jane Pirkis
The Child Mental Health Service (CMHS) is an Australian primary care program introduced in July 2010 to provide mental healthcare ..
Spatial suicide clusters in Australia between 2010 and 2012: a comparison of cluster and non-cluster among young people and adults
Jo Robinson, Lay San Too, Jane Pirkis, Matthew J Spittal
BACKGROUND: A suicide cluster has been defined as a group of suicides that occur closer together in time and space than would norm..
Improving access to primary mental health care for Australian children
Bridget Bassilios, Angela Nicholas, Lennart Reifels, Kylie King, Matthew J Spittal, Justine Fletcher, Jane Pirkis
OBJECTIVE: This study examines the uptake by children aged predominantly 0-11 years of an Australian primary mental health service..
Inequalities in socio-economic characteristics and health and wellbeing of men with and without disabilities: a cross-sectional analysis of the baseline wave of the Australian Longitudinal Study on Male Health
Anne M Kavanagh, Zoe Aitken, Eric Emerson, Sash Sahabandu, Allison Milner, Rebecca Bentley, Anthony D LaMontagne, Jane Pirkis, David Studdert
BACKGROUND: Internationally, men with disabilities have higher rates of social and economic disadvantage and poorer health and wel..
Life stress and suicidal ideation in Australian men - cross-sectional analysis of the Australian longitudinal study on male health baseline data
Dianne Currier, Matthew J Spittal, George Patton, Jane Pirkis
BACKGROUND: Suicide is a leading cause of death in Australian males aged 18 to 55. Non-fatal suicidal behaviours and thoughts are ..
Psychosocial job quality, mental health, and subjective wellbeing: a cross-sectional analysis of the baseline wave of the Australian Longitudinal Study on Male Health
Anthony D LaMontagne, Allison Milner, Lauren Krnjacki, Marisa Schlichthorst, Anne Kavanagh, Kathryn Page, Jane Pirkis
BACKGROUND: Employment status and working conditions are strong determinants of male health, and are therefore an important focus ..
The Australian longitudinal study on male health-methods
Dianne Currier, Jane Pirkis, John Carlin, Louisa Degenhardt, Shyamali C Dharmage, Billie Giles-Corti, Ian Gordon, Lyle Gurrin, Jane Hocking, Anne Kavanagh, Louise A Keogh, Rachel Koelmeyer, Anthony D LaMontagne, Marisa Schlichthorst, George Patton, Lena Sanci, Matthew J Spittal, David M Studdert, Joanne Williams, Dallas R English
BACKGROUND: The Australian Longitudinal Study on Male Health (Ten to Men) was established in 2011 to build the evidence base on ma..
The Australian longitudinal study on male health sampling design and survey weighting: implications for analysis and interpretation of clustered data
Matthew J Spittal, John B Carlin, Dianne Currier, Marnie Downes, Dallas R English, Ian Gordon, Jane Pirkis, Lyle Gurrin
BACKGROUND: The Australian Longitudinal Study on Male Health (Ten to Men) used a complex sampling scheme to identify potential par..
Why do men go to the doctor? Socio-demographic and lifestyle factors associated with healthcare utilisation among a cohort of Australian men
Marisa Schlichthorst, Lena A Sanci, Jane Pirkis, Matthew J Spittal, Jane S Hocking
BACKGROUND: Men use health services less often than women and frequently delay seeking help even if experiencing serious health pr..
Achievements of the Australian Access to Allied Psychological Services (ATAPS) program: summarising (almost) a decade of key evaluation data
Bridget Bassilios, Angela Nicholas, Lennart Reifels, Kylie King, Justine Fletcher, Anna Machlin, Maria Ftanou, Grant Blashki, Philip Burgess, Jane Pirkis
BACKGROUND: Introduced in July 2001, Australian Access to Allied Psychological Services (ATAPS) was the inaugural national policy ..
The Health Service Use of Frequent Users of Telephone Helplines in a Cohort of General Practice Attendees with Depressive Symptoms
Aves Middleton, Jane Pirkis, Patty Chondros, Bridget Bassilios, Jane Gunn
We examined the relationship between frequent use of telephone helplines and health service use over time in a cohort of 789 gener..
Mechanisms of brief contact interventions in clinical populations: a systematic review
Allison Milner, Matthew J Spittal, Nav Kapur, Katrina Witt, Jane Pirkis, Greg Carter
BACKGROUND: Brief Contact Interventions (BCIs) have been of increasing interest to suicide prevention clinicians, researchers and ..
Frequent callers to telephone helplines: new evidence and a new service model
Jane Pirkis, Aves Middleton, Bridget Bassilios, Meredith Harris, Matthew J Spittal, Izabela Fedszyn, Patty Chondros, Jane Gunn
BACKGROUND: This paper describes a program of work designed to inform a service model to address a challenge for telephone helplin..
Mental health service utilisation after a Community Treatment Order: A comparison between three modes of termination
Ruth Vine, Suzanne Turner, Jane Pirkis, Fiona Judd, Matthew J Spittal
OBJECTIVE: Little work has examined Community Treatment Order processes, including mode of termination. This paper aimed to examin..
Can an Internet-based intervention reduce suicidal ideation, depression and hopelessness among secondary school students: results from a pilot study
Jo Robinson, Sarah Hetrick, Georgina Cox, Sarah Bendall, Hok Pan Yuen, Alison Yung, Jane Pirkis
AIM: Little evidence exists regarding the efficacy of suicide prevention programmes among the youth. This pilot study aimed to tes..
Age Matters: Exploring Correlates of Self-Rated Health Across Four Generations of Australian Males
Rachel Koelmeyer, Dianne Currier, Matthew J Spittal, Marisa Schlichthorst, Jane E Pirkis, Dallas R English
The importance of addressing health disparities experienced by boys and men reached tangible prominence in Australia with adoption..
Media guidelines for the responsible reporting of violence against women: a review of evidence and issues
G SUTHERLAND, A McCormack, P Easteal, K Holland, J Pirkis
Violence against women is a global public health problem. There is growing international interest in how to prevent this pervasive..
Mental health professional online development (MHPOD): Pilot testing of an online training package for Australian specialist mental health services
AS Nicholas, S Day, J Pirkis, CA Harvey
Introduction: Australia's National Practice Standards for the Mental Health Workforce ("The Standards") outline the values, attitu..
Stimulating community action for suicide prevention: findings on the effectiveness of the Australian R U OK? Campaign
Katherine Mok, Robert Donovan, Barbara Hocking, Brendan Maher, Rebecca Lewis, Jane Pirkis
R U OK? is an Australian-based organisation that aims to prevent suicide by empowering and encouraging community members to have r..
The perceived impact of suicide-related internet use: A survey of young Australians who have gone online for suicide-related reasons
Katherine Mok, Anthony F Jorm, Jane Pirkis
The aim of the present study was to examine the perceived impact of suicide-related Internet use, particularly of websites with po..
The role of technology in Australian youth mental health reform
Jane M Burns, Emma Birrell, Marie Bismark, Jane Pirkis, Tracey A Davenport, Ian B Hickie, Melissa K Weinberg, Louise A Ellis
This paper describes the extent and nature of Internet use by young people, with specific reference to psychological distress and ..
Towards a shared understanding: Perspectives from Toronto's first media forum for suicide prevention
Mark Sinyor, Jane Pirkis, Andre Picard, David McKeown, Margaret Vincent, Christian Cheung, Ayal Schaffer, Jan Fordham, Rosie Mishaiel, Marnin Heisel
Media reporting on suicide may have harmful and/or protective effects on deaths by suicide, depending on the nature of the coverag..
Who Goes Online for Suicide-Related Reasons? A Comparison of Suicidal People Who Use the Internet for Suicide-Related Reasons and Those Who Do Not
Katherine Mok, Anthony F Jorm, Jane Pirkis
BACKGROUND: Although people who use the Internet for suicide-related reasons have been found to report significantly higher levels..
The safety and acceptability of delivering an online intervention to secondary students at risk of suicide: findings from a pilot study
Jo Robinson, Sarah Hetrick, Georgina Cox, Sarah Bendall, Alison Yung, Jane Pirkis
BACKGROUND: Suicide-related behaviour is a major problem among adolescents. Yet relatively few studies have tested the efficacy, a..
Interventions to reduce suicides at suicide hotspots: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Jane Pirkis, Lay San Too, Matthew J Spittal, Karolina Krysinska, Jo Robinson, Yee Tak Derek Cheung
BACKGROUND: Various interventions have been introduced to try to prevent suicides at suicide hotspots, but evidence of their effec..
Responding to Young People's Health Risks in Primary Care: A Cluster Randomised Trial of Training Clinicians in Screening and Motivational Interviewing
Lena Sanci, Patty Chondros, Susan Sawyer, Jane Pirkis, Elizabeth Ozer, Kelsey Hegarty, Fan Yang, Brenda Grabsch, Alan Shiell, Helen Cahill, Anne-Emmanuelle Ambresin, Elizabeth Patterson, George Patton
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effectiveness of a complex intervention implementing best practice guidelines recommending clinicians s..
Males' mental health disadvantage: An estimation of gender-specific changes in service utilisation for mental and substance use disorders in Australia
Meredith G Harris, Sandra Diminic, Nicola Reavley, Amanda Baxter, Jane Pirkis, Harvey A Whiteford
BACKGROUND: Concerns about low levels of service utilisation for mental and substance use disorders in Australia - especially amon..
The population cost-effectiveness of a parenting intervention designed to prevent anxiety disorders inchildren
Cathrine Mihalopoulos, Theo Vos, Ronald M Rapee, Jane Pirkis, Mary Lou Chatterton, Yu-Chen Lee, Rob Carter
BACKGROUND: Prevention and early intervention for anxiety disorders has lagged behind many other forms of mental disorder. Recent ..
A Systematic Review and Evaluation of Measures for Suicidal Ideation and Behaviors in Population-Based Research
Philip J Batterham, Maria Ftanou, Jane Pirkis, Jacqueline L Brewer, Andrew J Mackinnon, Annette Beautrais, A Kate Fairweather-Schmidt, Helen Christensen
The use of measures of suicidal ideation and behavior with sound measurement properties is critical in identifying people most at ..
Patterns and Predictors of Primary Mental Health Service Use Following Bushfire and Flood Disasters
Lennart Reifels, Bridget Bassilios, Matthew J Spittal, Kylie King, Justine Fletcher, Jane Pirkis
OBJECTIVE: To examine patterns and predictors of primary mental health care service use following 2 major Australian natural disas..
Mental health interventions and future major depression among primary care patients with subthreshold depression
Sandra K Davidson, Meredith G Harris, Christopher F Dowrick, Caroline A Wachtler, Jane Pirkis, Jane M Gunn
BACKGROUND: Subthreshold depression is prevalent in primary care and is associated with poorer quality of life, higher health care..
Frequency and quality of mental health treatment for affective and anxiety disorders among Australian adults
Meredith G Harris, Megan J Hobbs, Philip M Burgess, Jane E Pirkis, Sandra Diminic, Dan J Siskind, Gavin Andrews, Harvey A Whiteford
OBJECTIVES: To describe the frequency, type and quality of mental health treatment among Australian adults with past-year affectiv..
Letters, green cards, telephone calls and postcards: systematic and meta-analytic review of brief contact interventions for reducing self-harm, suicide attempts and suicide
Allison J Milner, Greg Carter, Jane Pirkis, Jo Robinson, Matthew J Spittal
BACKGROUND: There is growing interest in brief contact interventions for self-harm and suicide attempt. AIMS: To synthesise the ev..
Improving access to primary mental healthcare for Indigenous Australians
Lennart Reifels, Bridget Bassilios, Angela Nicholas, Justine Fletcher, Kylie King, Shaun Ewen, Jane Pirkis
OBJECTIVE: To examine the uptake, population reach and outcomes of primary mental healthcare services provided to Indigenous Austr..
Frequent callers to crisis helplines: Who are they and why do they call?
Matthew J Spittal, Izabela Fedyszyn, Aves Middleton, Bridget Bassilios, Jane Gunn, Alan Woodward, Jane Pirkis
OBJECTIVE: Frequent callers present a challenge for crisis helplines, which strive to achieve optimal outcomes for all callers wit..
Why did Divisions of General Practice implement some Access to Allied Psychological Services mental health initiatives and not others?
Kylie King, Angela Nicholas, Justine Fletcher, Bridget Bassilios, Lennart Reifels, Grant Blashki, Jane Pirkis
OBJECTIVE: The Access to Allied Psychological Services (ATAPS) programs implemented through Divisions of General Practice (now Med..
Predictors of suicides occurring within suicide clusters in Australia, 2004-2008
Yee Tak Derek Cheung, Matthew J Spittal, Michelle Kate Williamson, Sui Jay Tung, Jane Pirkis
A number of studies have investigated the presence of suicide clusters, but few have sought to identify risk and protective factor..
Characteristics of People Who Use Telephone Counseling: Findings from Secondary Analysis of a Population-Based Study
B Bassilios, M Harris, A Middleton, J Gunn, J Pirkis
The characteristics of people who use telephone counseling are not well understood. This secondary analysis used data from a natio..
Understanding service demand for mental health among Australians aged 16 to 64 years according to their possible need for treatment
Meredith G Harris, Sandra Diminic, Philip M Burgess, Georgia Carstensen, Gavin Stewart, Jane Pirkis, Harvey A Whiteford
BACKGROUND: To inform decisions about mental health resource allocation, planners require reliable estimates of people who report ..
An evaluation of an Australian initiative designed to improve interdisciplinary Collaboration in primary mental health care
Justine Fletcher, Kylie King, Jo Christo, Anna Machlin, Bridget Bassilios, Grant Blashki, Chris Gibbs, Angela Nicholas, Jane Pirkis
This paper reports on a multi-component evaluation of Australia's Mental Health Professionals Network (MHPN). MHPN aims to improve..
Preventing Suicide at Suicide Hotspots: A Case Study from Australia
Anne Lockley, Yee Tak Derek Cheung, Georgina Cox, Jo Robinson, Michelle Williamson, Meredith Harris, Anna Machlin, Caitlin Moffat, Jane Pirkis
The Gap Park Self-Harm Minimisation Masterplan project is a collaborative attempt to address jumping suicides at Sydney’s Gap Park..
What happens to coroners' recommendations for improving public health and safety? Organisational responses under a mandatory response regime in Victoria, Australia
Georgina Sutherland, Celia Kemp, Lyndal Bugeja, Graham Sewell, Jane Pirkis, David M Studdert
BACKGROUND: Several countries of the British Commonwealth, including Australia and the United Kingdom, vest in coroners the power ..
A Retrospective Quasi-Experimental Study of a Transitional Housing Program for Patients with Severe and Persistent Mental Illness
Dan Siskind, Meredith Harris, Steve Kisely, Victor Siskind, James Brogan, Jane Pirkis, David Crompton, Harvey Whiteford
Transitional housing programs aim to improve living skills and housing stability for tenuously housed patients with mental illness..
The Repeated Episodes of Self-Harm (RESH) score: A tool for predicting risk of future episodes of self-harm by hospital patients
Matthew J Spittal, Jane Pirkis, Matthew Miller, Gregory Carter, David M Studdert
BACKGROUND: Repetition of hospital-treated deliberate self-harm is common. Several recent studies have used emergency department d..
The development of a randomised controlled trial testing the effects of an online intervention among school students at risk of suicide
Jo Robinson, Sarah Hetrick, Georgina Cox, Sarah Bendall, Alison Yung, Hok Pan Yuen, Kate Templer, Jane Pirkis
BACKGROUND: Suicide-related behaviour among young people is of significant concern, yet little is known regarding the effectivenes..
Evaluating the Better Access Initiative: What do Consumers Have to Say?
Maria Ftanou, Michelle Williamson, Anna Machlin, Deborah Warr, Jo Christo, Lani Castan, Meredith Harris, Bridget Bassilios, Jane Pirkis
The Better Access to Psychiatrists, Psychologists and General Practitioners through the Medicare Benefits Schedule initiative (Bet..
The Burden Attributable to Mental and Substance Use Disorders as Risk Factors for Suicide: Findings from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2010
Alize J Ferrari, Rosana E Norman, Greg Freedman, Amanda J Baxter, Jane E Pirkis, Meredith G Harris, Andrew Page, Emily Carnahan, Louisa Degenhardt, Theo Vos, Harvey A Whiteford
BACKGROUND: The Global Burden of Disease Study 2010 (GBD 2010) identified mental and substance use disorders as the 5th leading co..
Estimating treatment rates for mental disorders in Australia
Harvey A Whiteford, William J Buckingham, Meredith G Harris, Philip M Burgess, Jane E Pirkis, Jan J Barendregt, Wayne D Hall
OBJECTIVE: To estimate the percentage of Australians with a mental disorder who received treatment for that disorder each year bet..
Evaluating the Access to Allied Psychological Services (ATAPS) component of the Better Outcomes in Mental Health Care (BOiMHC) program. Special Report: An evaluation of the ATAPS Child Mental Health Service.
B Bassilios, A Nicholas, J Fletcher, K King, L Reifels, M Ftanou, A Machlin, M Spittal, J Pirkis
Evaluation of an Australian primary care telephone cognitive behavioural therapy pilot
Bridget Bassilios, Jane Pirkis, Kylie King, Justine Fletcher, Grant Blashki, Philip Burgess
A telephone-based cognitive behavioural therapy pilot project was trialled from July 2008 to June 2010, via an Australian Governme..
Hetrick SH, Yuen HP, Cox G, Bendall A, Pirkis J, Robinson J. (2014) Does cognitive behavioural therapy have a role in improving problem solving and coping in adolescents with suicidal ideation? . 7:e13
S HETRICK, HP Yuen, G Cox, S Bendall, J Pirkis, J Robinson
Problem-solving and coping skills deficits have been shown in adolescents who experience suicide-related behaviours, including sui..
Suicide prevention: Evaluation of a pilot intervention in a primary care context
Kylie King, Bridget Bassilios, Lennart Reifels, Justine Fletcher, Maria Ftanou, Grant Blashki, Philip Burgess, Jane Pirkis
BACKGROUND: From July 2008 to June 2011, 19 Australian Divisions of General Practice piloted specialist services for consumers at ..
A retrospective quasi-experimental study of a community crisis house for patients with severe and persistent mental illness
Dan Siskind, Meredith Harris, Steve Kisely, James Brogan, Jane Pirkis, David Crompton, Harvey Whiteford
OBJECTIVE: There is increasing international evidence that crisis houses can reduce the time spent in acute psychiatric inpatient ..
A domains-based taxonomy of supported accommodation for people with severe and persistent mental illness
Dan Siskind, Meredith Harris, Jane Pirkis, Harvey Whiteford
PURPOSE: A lack of definitional clarity in supported accommodation and the absence of a widely accepted system for classifying sup..
Mental health affects future employment as job loss affects mental health: findings from a longitudinal population study
Sarah C Olesen, Peter Butterworth, Liana S Leach, Margaret Kelaher, Jane Pirkis
BACKGROUND: Workforce participation is a key feature of public mental health and social inclusion policies across the globe, and o..
The effectiveness of structural interventions at suicide hotspots: a meta-analysis
Jane Pirkis, Matthew J Spittal, Georgina Cox, Jo Robinson, Yee Tak Derek Cheung, David Studdert
BACKGROUND: Certain sites have gained notoriety as 'hotspots' for suicide by jumping. Structural interventions (e.g. barriers and ..
The sustainability of an Australian initiative designed to improve interdisciplinary collaboration in mental health care
Kylie King, Jo Christo, Justine Fletcher, Anna Machlin, Angela Nicholas, Jane Pirkis
BACKGROUND: The Australian Mental Health Professionals Network (MHPN) is fostering a collaborative, interdisciplinary approach to ..
Interventions to reduce suicides at suicide hotspots: a systematic review
Georgina R Cox, Christabel Owens, Jo Robinson, Angela Nicholas, Anne Lockley, Michelle Williamson, Yee Tak Derek Cheung, Jane Pirkis
BACKGROUND: 'Suicide hotspots' include tall structures (for example, bridges and cliffs), railway tracks, and isolated locations (..
Application of Scan Statistics to Detect Suicide Clusters in Australia
Yee Tak Derek Cheung, Matthew J Spittal, Michelle Kate Williamson, Sui Jay Tung, Jane Pirkis
BACKGROUND: Suicide clustering occurs when multiple suicide incidents take place in a small area or/and within a short period of t..
A systematic approach to building the mental health response capacity of practitioners in a post-disaster context
L Reifels, B Bassilios, D Forbes, M Creamer, D Wade, S Coates, M Hopwood, J Pirkis
This paper presents the results of a summative evaluation of the training component of the Australian Government Mental Health Res..
Evaluating the Access to Allied Psychological Services (ATAPS) component of the Better Outcomes in Mental Health Care (BOiMHC) program: Ten year Consolidated ATAPS evaluation report
B Bassilios, AS Nicholas, L Reifels, AF Machlin, M Ftanou, KE King, JR Fletcher, G Blashki, P Burgess, JE Pirkis