Longer-term response 

After a suicide, the school will need to continue to monitor and support both students and staff.

The school’s actions move from response activities to improving the mental health of the community and undertaking suicide prevention activities. 

This is also a good time to review the school’s approach to the suicide, and update critical incident or response plans. Actions include the following:

  • Continue to support and monitor young people.
  • Continue to support and monitor staff.
  • Keep families, staff and young people informed about the school’s ongoing response and recovery.
  • Plan for important events and anniversaries.
  • Implement recommendations from the critical incident review.
  • Include the postvention plan in staff inductions.
  • Continue  to document all the school’s postvention activities and actions.