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.

Members area

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


9 August 2016

Gay Black takes us through ways to support SPA in your community.

8 August 2016

"...a head full of ideas, a heart full of hope and a renewed drive to deliver" SPA CEO on the National Suicide Prevention Conference last month.

4 August 2016

Today, we joined our members Black Dog Institute and the NHMRC Centre for Research Excellence in Suicide Prevention (CRESP) at the announcement of trial sites for a new approach to suicide prevention (four NSW regions – Newcastle, Illawarra Shoalhaven, Gosford/Wyong and the Murrumbidgee).


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.