The overall goal of the evaluation is to:
Awareness and attitudes associated with suicide for stakeholders groups including health professionals, gatekeepers and the general public;
We want to increase the suicide prevention evidence base that we can draw on. This includes:
Research plays a key role in suicide prevention. Having strong evidence and information on suicide prevention will assist in addressing the issue, help identify populations at high risk and demonstrate which evidence-based practices are the most effective. We are currently working on developing a local research agenda. Our Research Think Tank held in June 2022 captured some our initial thoughts. Community driven research will be used to develop guidelines and toolkits to support future implementation and scaling up across Nova Scotia.