The StandBy Critical Postvention Response (CPR) team have been very active this year, completing two outreaches in Northam, Western Australia and Armidale, New South Wales, and currently running one outreach in Warrnambool, Victoria.
To date, the CPR team has offered 46 information and training opportunities to these communities. There has been a notable increase in participation and the team are running on high energy to give the communities all that the CPR program has to offer.
Before a CPR outreach begins, communities undergo an extensive assessment and analysis process, including gaining approval from the Department Of Health.
The CPR team has been humbled by the hospitable nature of community members and service providers. As an outcome of CPR, communities are increasingly active in their approach to supporting those affected by suicide and ensure a coordinated response to community needs following a suicide loss.