Suicide prevention in the Vietnamese community
August 2019 – March 2021
This activity was part of the Melton and Brimbank Place-Based Suicide Prevention Trials
The University of Melbourne was commissioned by North Western Melbourne Primary Health Network (NWMPHN) to undertake a targeted suicide prevention initiative for the Vietnamese community in the Melton and Brimbank region, after it was identified as a priority population.
The aim of the project was to:
- Build understanding of the experience and prevalence of suicide within the Vietnamese community.
- Engage with the community to understand the impact of suicide within it and design community-led action.
- Deliver a targeted and tailored suicide prevention strategy.
- Evaluate the strategy.
This activity was part of the Melton and Brimbank Place-Based Suicide Prevention Trials.
Outcomes of the project included:
- A Vietnamese community mental health profile – providing insight into factors that contribute to suicide rates within the Melton-Brimbank region.
- A Vietnamese community suicide prevention taskforce.
- A Vietnamese suicide prevention strategy to reduce the rates of suicide in the community. The strategy focused on community leadership, capacity building and participation.
- A Vietnamese suicide prevention online training program to build capacity and address the gaps in culturally safe suicide prevention training.