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States in Focus Week

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Suicide Prevention Australia is thrilled to announce that our recently launched Joint State/Territory Committees are hosting the first official States in Focus week. This week will feature four online events,  each one a different state and territory combination. We’ll be talking about current events, recent developments and hearing from inspiring local speakers who are doing great things for suicide prevention. There will be an opportunity to chat with others in states/ territories across Australia, as well as ask questions to our interesting speakers. Members receive complimentary registration and are welcome to attend the sessions from any state/ territory. Date: Monday 08 – Thursday 11 February 2021 Time: 12:00 – 12:45pm AEDT (Sydney/Canberra/Melbourne time) Cost: Member – Free / Non-Member – $25 per event / Student – $15 per event

Free – $25

Laps for Life

Get involved in Laps for Life this March in support of youth mental health service ReachOut. The swimming challenge event is open to everyone across Australia and is simple to take part in. Get involved by visiting lapsforlife.com.au to register a personal swimming challenge and fundraise for youth mental health. You set your own lap or distance goal and fundraising goal and then dive on in. Laps for Life raises funds and awareness for young people in Australia living with mental health difficulties and to help prevent youth suicide with all funds raised going to ReachOut. This  is a particularly significant cause this year with young people’s mental health being heavily impacted by COVID-19 restrictions. 

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Health in Difference

Online

CONFERENCE THEME “LGBTIQ+ HEALTH AND WELLBEING” Health in Difference is Australia’s premier conference on the health and wellbeing of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, intersex, queer and sexuality, gender, and bodily diverse people and communities throughout Australia. MORNINGS | FRI 16 APRIL | FRI 23 APRIL |  FRI 30 APRIL In 2021 those two premier conferences will be hosted online over 3 consecutive Fridays in April. Health in Difference will run in the mornings and our LGBTI Ageing and Aged Conference will run over the afternoons. Moving these important conferences online comes with new challenges, but it will enable us to use advanced conference software to provide both live events and on-demand content, networking, chat, breakout workshops, and a series of online social events every Friday afternoon to allow participants to network and reflect.

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The 5th National Annual LGBTI Ageing and Aged Care Conference

Online

CONFERENCE THEME “AMPLIFY OUR VOICES” The LGBTI Ageing and Aged Care Conference is the leading event in Australia for aged, health and human service providers to develop their knowledge, skills and practice to meet the needs of LGBTI consumers. AFTERNOONS | FRI 16 APRIL | FRI 23 APRIL |  FRI 30 APRIL In 2021 those two premier conferences will be hosted online over 3 consecutive Fridays in April. Health in Difference will run in the mornings and our LGBTI Ageing and Aged Conference will run over the afternoons. Moving these important conferences online comes with new challenges, but it will enable us to use advanced conference software to provide both live events and on-demand content, networking, chat, breakout workshops, and a series of online social events every Friday afternoon to allow participants to network and reflect.

Suicide Prevention Australia Symposium 2021

The Suicide Prevention Australia Symposium 2021 presents a unique opportunity to bring the brightest minds together with the latest thinking to promote excellence in suicide prevention. This online event provides a gateway to unite suicide prevention experts to showcase evidence-based solutions and robust discussion, focused on solutions for saving lives. Given the challenges and uncertainly posed by COVID19, our annual National Suicide Prevention Conference will be replaced by the symposium in 2021. The theme, ‘Gateway to Excellence’, is aligned with our commitment to enhance best practice. Striving for excellence in suicide prevention is imperative for delivering safe, high quality and consistent standards of care. Held on 19-22 April 2021, this online symposium will attract around 500 delegates to hear from international keynote speakers, participate in workshops and collaborate with their peers. The symposium will focus on the themes of: • Stigma, mental ill-health and suicide; • Psychological and social risk factors; • Postvention and exposure to suicide; and • Support and care to vulnerable population groups. 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 […]

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Health in Difference

Online

CONFERENCE THEME “LGBTIQ+ HEALTH AND WELLBEING” Health in Difference is Australia’s premier conference on the health and wellbeing of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, intersex, queer and sexuality, gender, and bodily diverse people and communities throughout Australia. MORNINGS | FRI 16 APRIL | FRI 23 APRIL |  FRI 30 APRIL In 2021 those two premier conferences will be hosted online over 3 consecutive Fridays in April. Health in Difference will run in the mornings and our LGBTI Ageing and Aged Conference will run over the afternoons. Moving these important conferences online comes with new challenges, but it will enable us to use advanced conference software to provide both live events and on-demand content, networking, chat, breakout workshops, and a series of online social events every Friday afternoon to allow participants to network and reflect.

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The 5th National Annual LGBTI Ageing and Aged Care Conference

Online

CONFERENCE THEME “AMPLIFY OUR VOICES” The LGBTI Ageing and Aged Care Conference is the leading event in Australia for aged, health and human service providers to develop their knowledge, skills and practice to meet the needs of LGBTI consumers. AFTERNOONS | FRI 16 APRIL | FRI 23 APRIL |  FRI 30 APRIL In 2021 those two premier conferences will be hosted online over 3 consecutive Fridays in April. Health in Difference will run in the mornings and our LGBTI Ageing and Aged Conference will run over the afternoons. Moving these important conferences online comes with new challenges, but it will enable us to use advanced conference software to provide both live events and on-demand content, networking, chat, breakout workshops, and a series of online social events every Friday afternoon to allow participants to network and reflect.

Recurring

Health in Difference

Online

CONFERENCE THEME “LGBTIQ+ HEALTH AND WELLBEING” Health in Difference is Australia’s premier conference on the health and wellbeing of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, intersex, queer and sexuality, gender, and bodily diverse people and communities throughout Australia. MORNINGS | FRI 16 APRIL | FRI 23 APRIL |  FRI 30 APRIL In 2021 those two premier conferences will be hosted online over 3 consecutive Fridays in April. Health in Difference will run in the mornings and our LGBTI Ageing and Aged Conference will run over the afternoons. Moving these important conferences online comes with new challenges, but it will enable us to use advanced conference software to provide both live events and on-demand content, networking, chat, breakout workshops, and a series of online social events every Friday afternoon to allow participants to network and reflect.

Recurring

The 5th National Annual LGBTI Ageing and Aged Care Conference

Online

CONFERENCE THEME “AMPLIFY OUR VOICES” The LGBTI Ageing and Aged Care Conference is the leading event in Australia for aged, health and human service providers to develop their knowledge, skills and practice to meet the needs of LGBTI consumers. AFTERNOONS | FRI 16 APRIL | FRI 23 APRIL |  FRI 30 APRIL In 2021 those two premier conferences will be hosted online over 3 consecutive Fridays in April. Health in Difference will run in the mornings and our LGBTI Ageing and Aged Conference will run over the afternoons. Moving these important conferences online comes with new challenges, but it will enable us to use advanced conference software to provide both live events and on-demand content, networking, chat, breakout workshops, and a series of online social events every Friday afternoon to allow participants to network and reflect.

Federal Budget Insights and Analysis – Suicide Prevention Australia member-only event

Online

This Suicide Prevention Australia webinar will provide our members with an overview of the Federal Budget and what it means for suicide prevention in Australia. There will be an analysis from Suicide Prevention Australia plus a panel responding to the budget and taking questions. Free webinar for Suicide Prevention Australia members. Program 3:00pm Welcome – Nieves Murray, CEO Suicide Prevention Australia 3:05pm Hon. David Coleman MP, Assistant Minister to the Prime Minister for Mental Health and Suicide Prevention 3:12pm Suicide Prevention Australia Reflections and Analysis – Angela Emslie, Board Chair, Suicide Prevention Australia 3:20pm Member Reflections - Georgie Harman, CEO Beyond Blue - James Bell, Group Manager, Wesley Lifeforce Suicide Prevention Services at Wesley Mission - Rachel Green, CEO SANE 3:40pm Panel Discussion (Facilitated by Chris Stone, Suicide Prevention Australia) - Emma McBride, Deputy Chair, House Standing Committee on Mental Health and Suicide Prevention, Shadow Assistant Minister for Mental Health - Cassandra Goldie, CEO of Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS) - Professor Patrick McGorry, Executive Director, Orygen - Dr Hazel Dalton, Research Leader and Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Rural and Remote Mental Health, University of Newcastle - Ingrid Ozols AM, Lived Experience representative 4:15pm Closing remarks – Nieves Murray, CEO Suicide […]

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

Online

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

Free

Facebook Live: WayAhead Workplaces In Conversation With Asha Zappa

Online

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