Events List

StandBy Works – Webinar: findings from the StandBy Outcomes Project

Online

Join StandBy and Science of Knowing for results from the most recent evaluation of StandBy’s effectiveness in supporting people bereaved or impacted by suicide in a 1hr webinar. Speakers: Welcome by Karen Phillips - General Manager, StandBy Support After Suicide Introduction by Julian Leeser MP - Chair, Parliamentary Friends of Suicide Prevention Victoria Visser - Director, Science of Knowing Stephen Scott - StandBy National, Partnership Manager Details: 19 November 2021  11am (QLD time) 12 Noon (AEDT) Register: https://bit.ly/3F4bMRJ After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containinginstructions for joining the webinar.

Free

Riverland Reflections Seats Convoy for Suicide

Riverland, South Australia

Beginning with the opening of the Waikerie Reflection seat on World Survivor's of Suicide Day we will be convoying around the beautiful Riverland, stopping at the major towns to visit Reflections seats, acknowledging the loss to suicide within our community and coming together with a goal of no more suicide in the Riverland. 10am Waikerie Silos - refreshments by Rotary 12noon Lake Bonney (near Bluebird Cafe) - lunch provided 2pm Jarrett Memorial Gardens - art activities 4pm Martin Bend - afternoon tea provided 6pm Loxton Riverfront near Snake Island - care packs The Riverland Community Suicide Prevention Network is also hosting it's AGM on 18th Nov at the Berri Hotel

free

Get on Board: Suicide Prevention Accreditation for PHNs

Online

Striving for safe, high quality and effective programs and services Suicide Prevention Australia is funded by the Australian Government Department of Health to implement a best practice hub of evidence-based suicide prevention programs and resources. Supporting and informing PHNs’ regional approach to service planning and commissioning of suicide prevention activities is an important part of the project. The webinar will include an overview of Suicide Prevention Australia’s Standards. Accreditation experts, Quality Innovation Performance, have partnered with us to deliver standards that promote high quality and effective suicide prevention. A webinar panel discussion will follow, including representatives from PHNs focused on suicide prevention accreditation and commissioning. The webinar will conclude with a Q&A session to delve deeper into the process, discuss learnings, benefits and tips for success in suicide prevention accreditation. Participants will also be informed of the one-off grants available to programs and services to implement the first cycle of accreditation against the Suicide Prevention Standards for Quality Improvement.

complimentary

Invitation: Lessons from 25 years of Suicidology, Australian Institute for Suicide Research and Prevention, Griffith University

Online

You are invited to the inaugural School of Applied Psychology Annual Lecture; Lessons from 25 years of Suicidology at Griffith University. In this virtual event, we will draw on 25 years of research at the Australian Institute for Research Suicide and Prevention (AISRAP) and the Queensland Suicide Register and our objective of preventing as many suicides as possible. The discussion will investigate long-term and emerging trends in suicide. This will be followed by a case example of how suicide can be prevented in a high-risk population: Trade Apprentices. Twenty years of suicidology post-graduate education will also be commemorated, and the session will finish with a presentation concerning key community tips concerning myths and facts about suicide and its prevention. See: https://www.facebook.com/Australian-Institute-for-Suicide-Research-and-Prevention-AISRAP-578878585503753

Free

Mindframe drop-in session: Guidelines for communicating about suicide

Online

Mindframe training on safe and sensitive communication around suicide includes: A brief overview of the Mindframe program The Australian context, with current data The guidelines in-depth Examples of problematic communication Information about help-seeking and self-care Opportunity for a Q&A with Mindframe team members.

Free

Mental Wellbeing and Suicide Prevention in Autism

Online

Presented in a fully immersive 3D virtual conference environment, this world-first dynamic event features international keynote speakers, panel discussions, virtual networking and sponsor booths. This conference is presented by the Australian Society for Autism Research in association with La Trobe University. While research has shown that autistic people are at significantly greater risk of suicide than the general population, knowledge-sharing between mental health professionals, clinicians, researchers and people with lived experience is needed. This conference is for: Researchers with an interest in autism and/or mental health Clinicians, psychologists and allied health professionals working in autism and/or mental health Students of psychology People with lived experience of autism and/or mental health issues Carers and family members. This Australian Society for Autism Research conference has a unique focus on enabling connection: between research and practice, and between autistic people and health professionals/clinicians and researchers. Keynote speakers Dr Brenna Maddox (USA): Deputy editor for the journal Autism in Adulthood. ** Recognizing and reducing suicide risk in autistic people ** Associate Professor Jo Robinson, University of Melbourne, Head of Suicide Prevention Research at youth mental health service Orygen. Lisa Morgan (USA), Certified autism specialist and autistic author/advocate. Professor Phil Batterham (ANU, Canberra): Centre for […]

$25

Mindframe drop-in session: Guidelines for communicating about suicide

Online

Mindframe training on safe and sensitive communication around suicide includes: A brief overview of the Mindframe program The Australian context, with current data The guidelines in-depth Examples of problematic communication Information about help-seeking and self-care Opportunity for a Q&A with Mindframe team members.

Free

Splash the Stigma

Online

Splash the Stigma brings the community together to promote the positive benefits of exercise for our wellbeing, all whilst having fun and raising vital funds for youth mental health. All you need to do is take a dip! Join us from Friday 25th to Sunday 27th of February and take part anywhere in Australia! It doesn't matter whether it's your local beach, ocean pool, swimming pool, lake or river, you just need to be able to swim and make a splash! Raise $250 or more to receive your own pair of epic Splash the Stigma budgy smugglers! Get involved and help us turn the tide on youth mental health! Photo Credit: Yasmina Ilic-Miloradovic Yasmina Nadine Photography

KNOWLEDGE EXCHANGE WEBINAR SERIES 2021-22 – Webinar 3

Turning ideas into solutions Webinar 3 - Communicating about suicide Date: Tuesday 1 March 2022 Time: 11.00am – 12.30pm AEDT (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.

CALM and CALM Care Train the Trainer Program

Online

Suicide is a public health issue that affects individuals, families, communities and work environments across Australia . This Train the Trainer program will set you up to run your own business training others in the important area of suicide prevention. The evidence-based CALM training programs are being engaged by organisations across Australia. Your passion and expertise will help make a difference to this landscape and provide you with an alternative career choice for your future This Train the Trainer virtual program, will provide you with the skills, resources, knowledge and support to deliver both programs. T4T participants gain an understanding and workable knowledge of the theories, principles and models that underpin CALM and CALM Care programs; are able to grasp and demonstrate their ability to explain and use the CALM model of intervention and lastly gain confidence in their ability to competently deliver both programs to their audiences. Full details of each day can be viewed on our website: https://www.suicideprograms.com.au/become-a-trainer