A STRATEGIC APPROACH
PREVENTION THROUGH CONNECTION
Operation Compass aims to combat ex-ADF suicide through eight evidence-based strategies (directions) developed with the support of the Black Dog Institute– Australia’s leading authority on suicide prevention.
Communicate, educate, participate and build a safety net to respond to suicidality
Strengthen resilience in ex-ADF members, families and carers
Empower help-seeking behaviours
Ex-ADF aware emergency response
Supportive and informed medical response
Health services providing the best treatment
Ex-ADF connected crisis care and follow up services
Improving safety in Townsville
These strategic approaches to suicide prevention and the enhancement of well-being are being delivered by the Operation Compass team through six targeted campaigns.
Each of the campaigns are led by local expert teams, and are aligned to the directions supported by the Black Dog Institute.
Each Campaign is designed to implement best-practice, data and evidence-based programs in order to achieve prevention through connection in the ex-ADF community.
A Mentally Healthier World