Funding to Help Tackle Suicide Challenge in Pearce
Posted on Monday, 16 October 2006
The Member for Pearce, Hon Judi Moylan MP, today welcomed the commitment of new Australian government funding for two suicide prevention projects in Pearce.
Mrs Moylan said the Central Wheatbelt Division of General Practice Inc (WA) would receive $950,000 to build individual and community resilience across the Wheatbelt region of Western Australia.
The Parkerville Children and Youth Care (Inc) (WA) was awarded $25,000 to educate the community about managing risk factors and lifestyle stressors that often lead to youth suicide. This will be achieved by promoting help-seeking behaviour.
Mrs Moylan said the Government’s support for the projects was announced as part of a major injection of Government funding for suicide prevention projects throughout Australia.
“Every life is precious, and every life lost through suicide is a tragedy. The Government is determined to do more to reduce the incidence of suicide, and the investment of $23.5 million for community-based suicide prevention projects is very welcome.”
“There is no single answer to preventing suicide which is why we need to find local solutions to local problems,” Mrs Moylan said.
“These two initiatives are excellent examples of practical work being done by local organisations,” Mrs Moylan said.