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Table 1 Operational definitions

From: A mixed-methods systematic review of suicide prevention interventions involving multisectoral collaborations

Term Definition
Collaboration An interactive process that enables people with diverse expertise to generate creative solutions to mutually defined problems [75]. In this paper, partnership is used interchangeably with collaboration
Co-creation The generation of new knowledge that is derived from the application of rigorous research methods that are embedded in the delivery of a programme or policy (by researchers and a range of actors including service providers, service users, community organizations and policy-makers) through four collaborative processes: (i) generating an idea (co-ideation), (ii) designing the programme or policy and the research methods (co-design), (iii) implementing the programme or policy according to the agreed research methods (co-implementation), and (iv) the collection, analysis and interpretation of data (co-evaluation) [9]
Lived experience “Lived experience” refers to the direct experience a person has of states of distress commonly labelled as “mental illness”, and it also refers to experiences with using mental health services, or not being able to access them [76]
Multisectoral collaboration Multiple sectors and stakeholders intentionally coming together and collaborating in a managed process to achieve shared outcomes [77]
Suicide prevention research Activities which collect new data or carry out some novel analysis of existing data, and which pertain to suicide prevention but may not necessarily involve evaluation of suicide prevention initiatives. Suicide prevention research covers a broad range of research types (e.g. epidemiological, intervention and evaluation studies), suicidal behaviours (suicide, attempted suicide, etc.), all target groups (age, Indigenous, LGBTQI, substance abuse, etc.) and a range of settings (communities, schools, workplaces, mental health services, etc.) [78]
Suicide prevention services Screening of patients for suicidal ideation, operation of 24/7 hotlines, and engaging all stakeholders for regular follow-up, among other features [79]
Stakeholder Any group or individual who is affected by or can affect the achievement of an organization’s objectives [80] including policy-makers, service providers and service users/consumers