Events List

Run4Life

Run4Life is a feel-good running event raising money to prevent youth suicide. To join in, all you have to do is run throughout the month of July while you fundraise to support ReachOut Australia. Every dollar you raise goes towards helping young people experiencing mental health challenges, and you’ll be improving your own health and wellbeing too. ReachOut is there for young people – 24/7. They offer practical tools, tips and advice that helps young people handle whatever life throws at them. They can even help them feel better when they’re not sure what the problem is. ReachOut helps young people be well and stay well, provides connection and shared stories through peer support, and builds confidence to seek professional help if needed. More than that, they also help young people by providing information, peer support, one-on-one telephone support for parents and carers, and resources for schools and educators. Last year, ReachOut provided support to more than 3.6 million people, but until the youth suicide rate is zero, it’s not enough. By taking part in Run4Life you’ll be helping raise much-needed funds to reach more young people in need of help.

WayAhead Workplaces, Facebook Live:Psychosocial risk in the workplace from the perspective of lived experience

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Mental health safety and accessibility at work: Psychosocial risk from the perspective of lived experience In conversation with series - WayAhead Workplaces The framework of mental wellbeing existing on a spectrum that we all travel up and down has been around for a number of years, with thriving being one end and mental illness at the other end.  But ask anyone with the lived experience of a diagnosed mental ill health condition, and they would tell you that this isn’t the case. That a person can be living with a mental illness and thrive, and that actually, the opposite of strong mental wellbeing is not mental illness, but rather, mental distress, and that mental distress can be experienced by anyone regardless of what their diagnosis is or is not. In this session, WayAhead Workplace Lead, Steph Thompson, sits down with Asha Zappa, the WayAhead Mental Health Promotion Manager to learn about how traditional workplace wellbeing initiatives might unintentionally be excluding people with mental illness, what accessibility looks like and why and how listening to people with lived experience is the best way to codesign effective workplace wellbeing strategies

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Facebook Live: WayAhead Workplaces In Conversation With Asha Zappa

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Mental health safety and accessibility at work: Psychosocial risk from the perspective of lived experience The framework of mental wellbeing existing on a spectrum that we all travel up and down has been around for a number of years, with thriving being one end and mental illness at the other end.  But ask anyone with the lived experience of a diagnosed mental ill health condition, and they would tell you that this isn’t the case. That a person can be living with a mental illness and thrive, and that actually, the opposite of strong mental wellbeing is not mental illness, but rather, mental distress, and that mental distress can be experienced by anyone regardless of what their diagnosis is or is not. In this session, Stephanie Thompson, Workplaces Lead at WayAhead sits down with Asha Zappa, the WayAhead Mental Health Promotion Manager to learn about how traditional workplace wellbeing initiatives might unintentionally be excluding people with mental illness, what accessibility looks like and why and how listening to people with lived experience is the best way to co-design effective workplace wellbeing strategies

KNOWLEDGE EXCHANGE WEBINAR SERIES 2021-22 – Webinar 1

Turning ideas into solutions Webinar 1 - Safe Spaces Date: Tuesday 3 August 2021 Time: 11.00am – 12.30pm AEST (Sydney/ Melbourne time) How to join: login details will be sent closer to the event Find out more and register The webinar series will focus on topics such as: •    Exploring safe spaces and their role in providing a non-clinical alternative •    Aftercare models and best practice implementation for broad community reach •    Communicating about suicide and stigma It’s heartbreaking to know that over 3,000 people die by suicide each year and we can never underestimate the impact that every life lost to suicide has on family, friends, workplaces and the broader community. As the national peak body for suicide prevention, Suicide Prevention Australia promotes quality improvement to build sector capability and allocates millions of dollars for research. We are dedicated to identifying and responding to gaps in knowledge, policy and practice. Sign up to the events mailing list to receive regular updates.

Get on Board: Suicide Prevention Accreditation Webinar

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Cost: FREE Date: Thursday 19 August 2021 Time: 3:00-4:30pm The webinar will include an overview of the accreditation program with information from accreditation experts, Quality Innovation Performance Limited. The event will also provide insights from programs and services who have commenced accreditation such as LivingWorks Australia, Roses in the Ocean and Stand Tall Australia. The session will conclude with a question-and-answer session with our speakers. Learn about the one-off grants available for program and service providers to implement the first cycle of accreditation against the Suicide Prevention Standards for Quality Improvement.

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WayAhead Workplaces Annual Members Forum

Lendlease Barangaroo Lendlease Barangaroo, Tower Three, 300 Barangaroo Avenue, Barangaroo, NSW

“In this new uncertain world with the face and shape of work forever changed, how can the workplace support mental health and wellbeing?” This is the first time our members have been together since the pandemic began. So much has changed both in the world and within workplaces. The way we work has changed, the state in which we work has changed. The division between work and home is more blurred than ever before. And now more than ever we are existing in a constant state of uncertainty, which brings about an element of, at minimum unease, if not anxiety for many. So what does this mean for employers? How can workplaces support mental health and wellbeing with workers being remote? Have the psychosocial risk factors that exist in the workplace changed now that what is considered a “workplace” has moved well beyond office walls? During this event, we will hear from those who have supported many throughout this disruption, from members and how they have coped, from people with lived experience and have the time to come together as a network to discuss all these themes and many more.

RUOK? Day

Are they really OK? Ask them today. Do you know how the people in your world are really going? Life's ups and downs happen to all of us. So chances are someone you know might be struggling. Your genuine support can make a difference whatever they are facing, big or small. So, don’t wait until someone’s visibly distressed or in crisis. Make a moment meaningful and ask them how they’re really going.

World Suicide Prevention Day 2021

World Suicide Prevention Day is an opportunity to champion suicide prevention efforts, provide a message of hope and bolster public awareness of how we can all work together towards a world without suicide. The event will bring together key members of government, members of the suicide prevention sector and representatives of lived experience of suicide. It will be an opportunity to discuss suicide prevention in Australia as well as to share the findings of our annual State of the Nation in Suicide Prevention survey.

Free

Pain & Suicide

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WSPD Webinar Series presented by Dr Peter Tuchin

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Lived Experience of Suicide Summit

RACV Royal Pines Hotel, Gold Coast

The LE Summit returns in 2021 bringing together people with a lived experience of suicide, service delivery organisations, research institutions, sector organisations and government.  It provides the platform to continue to push the boundaries of thinking for innovative suicide prevention, ensuring that the voice of lived experience of suicide is central. The event is workshop based with a focus on collaborative projects and new concept exploration and robust discussions – all of which begin at the LE Summit and continue forwards after the event. The LE Summit 2021 is positioned as the lead in event to the International Association of Suicide Prevention’s World Congress and will held on the Gold Coast, Queensland.