First month

In the first month after a suicide incident, wellbeing still needs to be monitored and support actions put in place as required.

For many months, the wellbeing of young people and staff will need to be monitored, offering a variety of activities and program options that suit the needs of the school community. This is also a good time to review the schools approach to the suicide, ensuring learnings are embedded in updated critical incident or response planning.

  • Continue to monitor staff and young people’s wellbeing, and review your list of at-risk students.
  • Consider the impact of the suicide on the planning for school events like yearbook photographs, award nights, graduation and reports.
  • Conduct a critical incident review.
  • Consider facilitating an information session for families.
  • Continue to document all the school’s postvention activities and actions.