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National Suicide Prevention Conference 2019

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Event Information
When: July 22, 2019 @ 8:30 am
Time: 8:30 am — 5:00 pm
Where: Pullman Melbourne Albert Park
65 Queens Road
Albert Park Vic 3004  Google Map
Event Website: Click Here

This year’s theme is United In Action.

The theme reflects the unique nature of the National Suicide Prevention Conference, which is highly regarded for its ability to bring people from a wide range of backgrounds and communities together.  This unification enables delegates to learn from each other, network and have shared experiences.

Suicide Prevention Australia (SPA) has worked closely with a Program Advisory Committee consisting of Members from research, service provision and lived experience perspectives to develop a comprehensive program. More interest than ever before was received for this Conference.

This is also a time when Conference participants can obtain up-to-date information on policy and national program activities, such as the National Suicide Prevention Trial Sites, place-based and regional projects, and the crisis response and aftercare reforms that are underway.

About the Conference

The annual Conference attracts more than 600 delegates from Australia and abroad. It’s an important opportunity for the suicide prevention sector to come together, share key learnings, network and help to move the sector forward; to achieve its goal of reducing the rate of suicide in Australia.

Aims of the Conference
  • Increase sector commitment to participate in a collaborative approach to suicide prevention
  • Enhance community participation in suicide prevention activities
  • Facilitate the continuation and development of quality suicide prevention initiatives
Key Elements of the Conference
  • Plenary sessions showcasing the best work from around the globe and in Australia.
  • Recognising the importance of the voice of lived experience, the Program will have strong representation from people with a lived experience of suicide.
  • Abstract presentations highlighting the intersection of research, policy, practice and lived experience.
  • LiFE Awards ceremony
  • In-depth workshops alongside the Conference
  • Engagement with and for PHNs