The Life Promotion Clinic was the first outpatient clinic in Australia to provide specialised treatment for suicidal behaviour. The primary goal of the Clinic is to reduce morbidity and mortality associated with suicidal behaviours. Referrals are accepted from Queensland public mental health services (e.g. Community Mental Health Services, public hospitals etc).
The Life Promotion clinic also involves the conduct of research into suicidal behaviour and its treatment. Currently, the study being conducted examines the effectiveness of a modification of dialectic behavioural therapy in the treatment of individuals who have attempted suicide. This controlled randomized study will determine whether the modification of dialectic behavioural therapy is more effective than treatment-as-usual in reducing the rate of repetition of suicidal behaviour. The study also monitors over a 2 year period the improvement in the quality of life and general symptom remission which includes suicidal ideation, hopelessness, and depression. This study is being conducted in partnership with the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane and Logan Hospital.
Life Promotion Clinic has been Independently funded from 2004 to early 2007 with donations received from members of the Community Action for the Prevention of Suicide and other private donors.
Now mostly self-financed the Life Promotion Clinic would greatly benefit from continuing support of members of the community. This would allow the clinic to adequately address the increasing demand in practical suicide prevention work.
Donations are fully tax deductible; they have to be made to the Griffith University Foundation. Please specify that you are contributing to the work of the life Promotion Clinic.
- Life Promotion Clinic Director
- Professor Diego De Leo
- Psychiatrist Registrar
- Dr Julanne Frater
- Consultant Psychiatrists
- Dr Angelo De Gioannis
Dr Adem Can
Dr Slavica Yelesich
- Mr Andre Bauer
Ms Katelyn Kerr
- Mental Health Clinical Nurse Specialist
- Diane O'Brien
- Paulomi Doshi
- Opening hours
- Tuesday and Wednesday 8.00am - 5.00pm
- General enquiries phone number
- Phone: (07) 3735 1168
Fax: (07) 3735 3450
- Location, Delivery and Postal Address
- Life Promotion Clinic
Psychology Building (M24)
Messines Ridge Rd
Mt Gravatt, Qld 4122