Dedicated to advancing research and learning in the field of suicide prevention

Developed in 1997, the Australian Institute for Suicide Research and Prevention (AISRAP) is a national and international suicide prevention research centre.

AISRAP also provides education and training for health and allied professionals, offering postgraduate programs in suicidology (Certificate, Master and Master with Honours) and accredited training. The Institute also manages a research facility providing outpatient treatment for people with suicidal ideation and/or recent history of suicidal behaviour.

Vision and mission

AISRAP is the leading Australian centre for research, clinical practice, education and community action for suicide prevention, sought after for the quality of the advice and the outcomes it provides in linking research and practice. We aim to promote high quality research, clinical practice, and education for the prevention of suicidal behaviour in Australia.

Our Purpose

Develop effective data surveillance systems for suicide and attempted suicide in Queensland

Undertake primary research and systematic reviews on suicidal behaviour and disseminate the findings

Evaluate best practice for interventions to reduce suicidal behaviour at the individual, community, and population levels

Provide strategic and policy oriented advice to government, communities, organisations, and other interested parties

Life Promotion Clinic

The Life Promotion Clinic is a unique place of care and support for people who have attempted suicide and provides an alternative to community mental health and medical-based care. The clinic opened in 2004 and was the first (and remains the only) outpatient facility in Australia that provides specialised treatment for people with a history of suicidal behaviour.

Funding and research

The Life Promotion Clinic is partially financed by the Australian Institute of Suicide Research and Prevention as well as generous members of the local community and we are always grateful for any donations that can be made to expand the number and types of services we offer.

Organisational Structure

AISRAP provides services in research and evaluation, clinical service delivery, and training and education (RCT). Each arm of AISRAP is important in providing a comprehensive understanding of suicidal behaviour and suicide prevention.

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The Australian Institute for Suicide Research and Prevention (AISRAP) was appointed as the National Centre of Excellence in 2008. Funded by the Commonwealth Department of Health, the aim of the National Centre of Excellence is to provide advice around evidence-based best practices and evaluation in suicide prevention, to support Australian Commonwealth Departments, non-government agencies, academics and community groups in their respective initiatives in the field of suicide prevention

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