Anglicare has been engaged to deliver the Hodgman Liberal Government’s Early Intervention Referral Service (EIRS) to prevent suicide.

The organisation will be advertising for positons to support the $600,000 per annum service this weekend, to allow it to commence in June this year.

The service supports key actions under the Rethink Mental Health Plan and is further proof of the Hodgman Government’s strong commitment to suicide prevention.

Additional funding of $30,000 has also been provided to Anglicare, to facilitate suicide prevention education and training for the families and carers of those who use the service.

The service will be available for people from aged 15 to adults 65+, providing intensive psychosocial support and follow-up within 48-hours of referral on a statewide basis.

This model has been developed to support people presenting to health services, including hospital Emergency Departments, GPs or mental health services, following a suicide attempt.

The EIRS will significantly assist those at risk to get the help they need, when they need it.

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