Evaluating the implementation predictors and the associated impacts of Live4Life in nine Australian rural communities.
Program Lead Professor Nicola Reavley, Centre postdoctoral Research Fellow Dr Monika Raniti, Dr Lakshmi Neelakantan and other Centre research program members are partnering with Youth Live4Life, a health promotion charity that implements youth mental health promotion and suicide prevention programs in rural and regional communities. The evaluation will examine whether the Live4Life intervention protects and promotes mental health and well-being in young people (12 years and above) in rural and regional communities. It will also explore the implementation-related factors that contribute to outcomes and scale-up. Findings will be used to support Youth Live4Life as they widen dissemination of their programs, and will also be leveraged to generate a novel framework for those involved in implementation of community-based prevention programs