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Our Research

An important part of our work is understanding and challenging the complex factors that impact Australian’s mental health, wellbeing and suicidal distress. The Lifeline Research Office creates and translates new knowledge, as well as engaging in public education, awareness building and advocacy in relation to crisis support and suicide prevention.

Lifeline research and reports

One of the Lifeline Research Office’s key functions is to conduct research that informs the development of effective, evidence-based programs to support Lifeline’s vision for an Australia free of suicide. The systematic process of research ‘translation’, or implementation science, creates an essential link between research and practical outcomes for people seeking help. All the LRO’s projects receive input from academic partners and Lifeline’s Lived Experience Advisory Group.

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Current research projects

The Lifeline Research Office partners with leading Australian and international research groups to grow the crisis support and suicide prevention evidence base. This research is the cornerstone of Lifeline’s service provision, advocacy and policy advice.

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Recent reports and submissions

The Lifeline Research Office regularly develops reports and submissions to identify gaps and helps develop and enhance evidence-based crisis support, suicide prevention and postvention policy approaches.

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Research archive

The Lifeline Research Office has an archive of previous research projects, reports and submissions. The body of work has identified gaps and developed enhance-evidence based crisis support, suicide prevention and postvention approaches for over a decade. 

Lived Experience Advisory Group

The Lifeline Lived Experience Advisory Group (LLEAG) provide Lifeline Australia with knowledge and advice to enhance Lifeline’s research, policy and practice activities, and ensure our services are meeting the needs of Lifeline’s helpseekers. Our expert advisors have lived and living experience of thoughts of suicide or suicide attempts, experiencing crisis, and/or being a carer of a person in crisis.