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.
- Enhance awareness of the work of the National Centre of Excellence in Suicide Prevention.
- Provide evidence-based practical assistance to organisations funded through the National Suicide Prevention Program.
- Provide advice to the Department on evidence-based best practice in suicide prevention activity, approaches to evaluation of suicide prevention activities, development of evaluation frameworks and credibility of suicide prevention data and data issues.
- Provide a half yearly critical literature review to the Department.
The National Centre of Excellence in Suicide Prevention project is funded by the Australian Government Department of Health through the National Suicide Prevention Program.