Multimodal Approach to Preventing Suicide in Schools (MAPSS)
The Multimodal Approach to Preventing Suicide in Schools (MAPSS) project aims to reduce suicide risk and increase help-seeking among young people, via an integrated program delivered to year 10 students in school across north-west Melbourne.
The program combines three different suicide prevention approaches:
- safeTALK educational workshops, a 3.5-hour program delivered by qualified facilitators from Lifeline Australia, that teaches students to recognise and respond to the warning signs of suicide in themselves and others;
- screening to identify students at risk of suicide, embedded into the questionnaires used to evaluate the safeTALK program; and
- Reframe IT online cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), an 8-module internet-based intervention developed specifically for young Australians at risk of suicide.
Staff at participating schools will also be offered complimentary suicide intervention skills training (ASIST).
Contact the team at [email protected] for more information.