Delivering national leadership for the meaningful reduction of suicide in Australia.



  1. Collaborate with our professional and public networks
  2. Lobby Government for best practice in suicide prevention
  3. Contribute to sector policy and projects

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It is quick and easy to join SPA and work with us to achieve the ambitious shared goal of halving suicides in Australia.

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This is a place where groups can connect, share and collaborate on SPA projects and priorities.


23 July 2016

It's been a long election campaign and vote counting period but now it is finally over we wanted to take a moment to reflect on the election campaign and highlight our achievements.

14 July 2016

Lived Experience Network member and trained speaker Lisa, shares her heartbreaking story of suicide loss with journalist Ginger Gorman as part of the ABC RN Life Matters program on suicide and young men.


24 July 2016 to 27 July 2016

Chairman Murray Bleach says of the conference being held in Canberra, "This is not only a chance to get together and challenge each other on what works and what doesn't in suicide prevention, but a fantastic opportunity to raise the profile of our shared priorities with political leaders in our nation’s capital.” Register today.

8 September 2016

As part of our commitment to raising public awareness on and around World Suicide Prevention Day (10 September), we are proud to support R U OK? Day on 8 September 2016.

10 September 2016

After a successful launch in 2003, World Suicide Prevention Day (WSPD) is now held every year on 10 September. On this day, numerous events, conferences, campaigns and local activities call to public attention one of the world’s largest causes of premature and unnecessary death – suicide.

What’s our position?

Our position statements summarise research, policy and programs in a number of areas, as well as actions that we believe need to be taken.

Get help

Access a comprehensive list of support services to get help for yourself or others. If someone is in immediate danger, please do not hesitate to call 000.

Conversations Matter

Conversations Matter is a practical online resource to support safe and effective community discussions about suicide.

Communities Matter

Suicide prevention is everyone's business. Explore this website to find out what you can do for your community.