University students have been found to experience alarmingly high rates of mental health issues, including suicidal thoughts and behaviours. Targeted, effective interventions are needed.

The “Talk to Me” program is an online suicide prevention intervention created to address the growing mental health needs of university students. The program contains 6 modules that cover positive mental health strategies, suicide and self-harm awareness, crisis communication skills, and current interventions. This study aims to evaluate the effectiveness of the “Talk to Me” program. We are recruiting students to assess whether it can successfully teach mental health skills or improve students’ mental health.

Participant benefits

  • Help us develop suicide prevention training that would be beneficial to Australian undergraduates
  • Improve and build new mental health skills
  • If you complete the study, receive a certificate of completion that may be used as evidence of continuing professional development
  • If you complete the study, be entered in a prize draw: 1st prize = $50 gift voucher, 2nd prize = $20 gift voucher and 10 students will receive a $5 coffee voucher


2nd and 3rd year Undergraduate and all GEM students who study Health Sciences (e.g. allied health programs).

Students may not be eligible to participate if they are found at high-risk of suicidal thoughts/behaviour based on mental health screening. This is due to the potentially distressing nature of the topics covered in the program (e.g. suicide, self-harm). Ineligible students will be provided with alternative resources.

Register your interest

If you are interested in participating, please complete the survey here.

This study has been approved by The University of Queensland Human Research Ethics Committee [Approval No. 2021/HE000102].