Journal article

What works in community-led suicide prevention: Perspectives of wesley lifeforce network coordinators

L Reifels, A Morgan, LS Too, M Schlichthorst, M Williamson, H Jordan

International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health | MDPI AG | Published : 2021

Abstract

Community coalitions have been recognised as an important vehicle to advance health promotion and address relevant local health issues in communities, yet little is known about their effectiveness in the field of suicide prevention. The Wesley Lifeforce Suicide Prevention Networks program consists of a national cohort of local community-led suicide prevention networks. This study drew on a nationally representative survey and the perspectives of coordinators of these networks to identify the key factors underpinning positive perceived network member and community outcomes. Survey data were analysed through descriptive statistics and linear regression analyses. Networks typically reported bet..

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