Connect 2020


Connect 2020 brings thought leaders, experts and those at the forefront of suicide prevention together to share and discuss their latest thinking. In this year of change and physical distancing, Connect 2020 allows you to collaborate, explore and connect with others working in suicide prevention and mental health.

In 2020, we’ve explored topics from mentally healthy workplaces, male mental health and youth mental health, to the incorporation of lived experience into research and groundbreaking new initiatives in suicide prevention.

Some of the expert speakers we have already heard from are:

  • Lucinda Brogden AM – Chair, National Mental Health Commission`
  • Brendan Maher – Global Director, Mental Health & Suicide Prevention, Movember
  • Dr Zac Seidler – Director of Mental Health Training, Movember and Research Fellow, Orygen
  • Dr Laura Shannonhouse – Associate Professor, Georgia State University
  • Sally Morris – Executive Secretary, American Association of Suicidology
  • Professor Jane Pirkis – Director, Centre for Mental Health, University of Melbourne
  • Samuel Hockey – Youth and Lived Experience Researcher, University of Sydney Brain & Mind Centre
  • Marc Bryant – Business Development Manager, LivingWorks Australia

This series is proudly supported by LivingWorks – Australia’s leader in suicide first aid training, including well known evidence based programs ASIST, safeTALK, suicide to Hope and LivingWorks Start. Learn more about their new 90 minute online suicide intervention skills training program, START.

“Attending Connect 2020 has been a highlight of my working from home experience (re: COVID 19). This webinar has given me food for thought about the industry I work in as well as my own mental health. A big thank you Suicide Prevention Australia for organising this event! The thought behind the choice of speakers was spot on and their content most relevant.”-
“Together we are building a new body of evidence of what works. Thanks to Suicide Prevention Australia for creating the platform that enables us to connect, understand and do better with, and for people, their families and communities.”-
“I would like to thank all for your support in sharing the Connect 2020 to our workplaces or living rooms during these testing times we are all facing in today’s world.”-

Connect 2020 is a unique opportunity to connect and learn from mental health and suicide prevention leaders. Don’t miss out, secure your spot in our next webinar today.