Events List

Accidental Counsellor Train the Trainer program


This 4-day Train the Trainer (T4T) program provides you with the knowledge and skills to either deliver the Accidental Counsellor program to your staff or set you up to run your own business training others. The Accidental Counsellor program is being requested by organisations across Australia. Your passion and expertise will help make a difference to this landscape and may provide you with an alternative career choice for your future. Accidental Counselling provides participants with the skills to talk to someone going through a difficult time; having relationship issues; not coping with life; or feeling helpless. This course will help your participants respond in a helpful and meaningful way. They will learn how to have a difficult conversation; help someone identify their strengths provide them with strategies to manage their stress and distress better; re-frame their thinking to give them a different perspective on things that previously appeared negative and unachievable. All accredited trainers will receive ongoing training support from the developers, who are qualified counsellors with many years of experience working with people in crisis or conflict.


Data in practice: Suicide mortality data – Hospital and Ambulance


Following the success of Suicide Prevention Australia's data webinar in December 2021, we’re partnering with the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) to deliver a series of data webinars throughout 2022. Our Data in Practice series will take a deep dive into the Suicide and Self-Harm Monitoring System. This new, national system is the most comprehensive collation of data for deaths by suicide as well as self-harming and suicidal behaviours. It’s designed to improve the quality, accessibility, and timeliness of data on suicide and self-harm and to support policy makers, researchers, and practitioners to drive better outcomes.


States in Focus Forum South Australia

Pullman Hotel, Adelaide 16 Hindmarsh Square, Adelaide, South Australia

As an initiative of Suicide Prevention Australia and Wellbeing SA, this event will include a diverse range of speakers including world-class researchers and local experts in suicide prevention, such as members of South Australian Suicide Prevention Networks, and people with lived experience.


Become an accredited CALM trainer and empower others to recognise and respond to suicide.


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 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.


ProfessionaLE: Using your lived experience at conferences


Whether you have attended a conference, presented at one or are just considering your options, this online session is for you. Join Lived Experience advocate Hayley Purdon in conversation with Peta Dampney, principal trainer and consultant at From Me to You Consulting to learn skills to effectively pitch your presentation to a conference organising committee. In an informal Q&A style session, we will be chatting about how to create a message worth communicating, submitting an abstract, what to expect at the conference and how to best deliver your presentation. By the end of the session, you will have the tools needed to submit an abstract and present at conferences such as the National Suicide Prevention Conference 2023. This session is the first in a series of monthly conversations to empower you to professionalise your lived experience. CriticLE is partnering with leaders who use their lived experiences to make change in the suicide prevention sector. The ProfessionaLE sessions are for anyone who wants to do more with their lived experience work and for anyone who wants to partner with people with lived experience. Join us as we learn by experience. Find out more about us here: Hayley Purdon Peta Dampney


Snags 4 Dads

Snags 4 Dads 7 Faulkland Cresent, Maryland, NSW

Parents Beyond Breakup - Dads in Distress SNAGS 4 DADS - NATIONWIDE BARBIES FOR DADS ON FATHER'S DAY, SEPTEMBER 4TH, 2022. Check the Parents Beyond Breakup website for other locations on that day. “Dads in Distress Support” is inviting you to hold or attend a Sausage Sizzle to raise awareness for non-custodial fathers or fathers that are not seeing their children this Father’s Day – Sunday 4th September 2022. We have BBQs planned in many locations that day. Check the link or go to the Parents Beyond Breakup website, and in the resources is the Snags 4 Dads page.

R U OK? Day

R U OK? Day is Thursday 8 September 2022. It’s our national day of action when we remind Australians that every day is the day to ask, ‘are you OK?’ and start a meaningful conversation whenever they spot the signs that someone they care about might be struggling with life. R U OK? has released resources, tips and ideas to help you drive genuine change in your workplace, school and community. Learn more.

World Suicide Prevention Day

This September, we are encouraging everyone to take action by getting involved in World Suicide Prevention Day on Saturday the 10th. The day is observed by more than 60 countries, with the aim of promoting stigma reduction, policy change, help seeking, and remembering those we have lost to suicide, those who have attempted suicide, and those who are living with the grief of losing someone.   Almost 10 million Australians know someone who has been impacted by suicide, that’s almost half the country. At Suicide Prevention Australia we believe everyone has a role to play in preventing suicide. Whether it is on World Suicide Prevention Day or any day of the year.

ProfessionaLE: Working in peer work roles


Some people say that they would like to use their lived experience to connect and support others who may be experiencing suicidal distress. This distress may be as a result of their own experiences with suicidal distress, bereavement or because they may care for someone else. One way those with a LE of suicide can connect is through Peer Work or as a Peer Care Companion. In suicide prevention having a lived experience of suicide, is recognised as an important part of what can contribute to being an effective Peer Worker/Peer Care Companion. Being able to you draw on your own experience of suicide can help to create an environment of shared experience and empower someone else to cope in a similar situation. Join Hayley as she chats with Lindy Zillman about her experience as a Peer Care Companion and Peer Mentor in the area of suicide prevention. In an informal Q&A style session, we will be chatting about building the skills you need for Peer Work that has a Peer Approach and what a peer approach can look like. We will also be talking about the importance of self care, self insight and wellbeing in these working environments. If […]


Perth R U OK? Workplace Breakfast

Novotel Perth Langley 221 Adelaide Terrace Perth, WA 6000 Novotel Perth Langley 221 Adelaide Terrace, Perth, WA

 Learn about building an R U OK? Culture in your Workplace Date: Thursday 6 October 2022 Time: 8.30 am – 10.30 am (AWST) Where: Novotel Perth Langley 221 Adelaide Terrace Perth WA 6000 Tickets: $50pp  Register: Click here


Adelaide R U OK? Workplace Breakfast

The Advertiser Level 5/Keith Murdoch House 31 Waymouth Street Adelaide, SA 5000 The Advertiser Level 5/Keith Murdoch House 31 Waymouth Street, Adelaide, SA

 Learn about building an R U OK? Culture in your Workplace  R U OK? Workplace Champions lead the way in encouraging and enabling peer-to-peer support, promoting regular, meaningful conversations and normalising R U OK? conversations in their workplace. By encouraging your colleagues to genuinely listen to each other and talk about life’s ups and downs, you will be building a workplace where everyone feels safe, encouraged and supported.   Join us for the R U OK? in the Workplace breakfast for insights on how to:  Present practical ways to implement R U OK? in the workplace, any day of the year  Schedule a calendar of events for the year ahead  Recruit R U OK? Champions in your workplace  Discuss the barriers, roadblocks and challenges in your workplace.


WEBINAR: Ethical issues in designing suicide prevention studies


Over the last two years the Centre for Mental Health, The University of Melbourne, has conducted a series of studies regarding ethical issues in suicide research. These included studies involving (Australian and international) researchers, representatives of human research ethics committees, and people with lived experience of suicide. Most recently, they comprised an expert consensus study regarding ethical issues to consider in designing suicide prevention studies. The webinar will be building on this research and aims to explore how the recommendations from the consensus study can be implemented and used in practice. Results of these studies have been published in peer-reviewed journals, including open access.