SUICIDE PREVENTION

The Hon. J.S.L. DAWKINS(16:09:36): I seek leave to make a brief explanation before asking the Minister for Sustainability Environment and Conservation, representing the Minister for Education and Child Development, a question regarding suicide prevention training in the education sector.

Leave granted.

The Hon. J.S.L. DAWKINS: During the estimates process held in the other place last year, the member for Morphett asked the Minister for Mental Health and Substance Abuse a number of questions regarding the implementation of the government's 2012-2016 Suicide Prevention Strategy. Late last year. the minister tabled his response to these questions in the other place which he had taken on notice. I was specifically interested to read, and I quote from the minister's response:

A South Australia n G overnment Suicide Prevention Implementation Committee will be established in the coming months to unite government departments , supporting them in the implementation and ensuring the objectives in the ' South Australian Suicide Prevention Strategy 2012-2016 ; Every l ife is worth l iving ' , relevant to each government department are fulfilled.

Given this answer, my questions to the minister are:

1.What part will the Department of Education and Child Development play in implementing the objectives of the South Australian Suicide Prevention Strategy?

2.Will training for front-line staff in the department to prevent suicide by our youth be included in the implementation of the strategy?

3.Will any suicide prevention training be included in the school curriculum delivered by the department following implementation of the strategy?

The Hon. I.K. HUNTER(Minister for Sustainability, Environment and Conservation, Minister for Water and the River Murray, Minister for Climate Change)(16:11:20): I thank the honourable member for his most important questions on the subject of mental health. I undertake to take those questions to the minister in the other place and seek a response on his behalf.