The holiday season is just around the corner. While it’s a joyful time for most, it’s also a time where we see many Australians hitting crisis point. Join us to contribute to new thinking on how we can tackle emerging suicide risks and build a happy, well Australian community.
Suicide Prevention Australia's Turning Points: Imagine a world without suicide white paper, co-written with KPMG, examines emerging social and economic trends and their likely effect on Australians in the coming decade. The impact of changes in housing affordability, the gig economy and relationships must be creatively tackled if we are to reduce suicide risk.
Join us at this networking event and discuss the first steps in the problem solving effort. The event will bring together leading minds from the not for profit sector, business, research, and people with lived experience to discuss the three theme areas of the Turning Points report.
- Dealing with the debt crisis
- Navigating the gig economy
- Friendship and family: social isolation in the information age
Limited tickets available.
Jill Chapman, Co-Founder, MOSH
After the death by suicide of her son Michael in 2001 Jill’s life took a sharp turn on to a different pathway. As many like her, Jill spent quite some time in the wilderness of shock, grief, sadness and depression before she came out the other end and began to support others grieving a similar loss.
In the ensuing years Jill realised the need for an environment where people could come for support when they needed it, not having to wait for an appointment or the financial resources to access the type of assistance they required. They would be able to relate to their loss and grief in whatever manner they needed to, be that by chatting to a supportive listener, sitting in a quite reflective space or being involved in an activity of their choice.
The seed of an idea grew into a vision and blossomed into what is now MOSH House.
MOSH House is a warm, welcoming, homely environment which is entered via a cosy Op Shop. No need for fronting up to a receptionist armed with a myriad of forms, just browse until you are comfortable to start up a conversation, it’s as simple as that. There is always someone there to listen and support you in whatever way you need.
Jill believes that so many of the things that trouble us are related to past losses which are often unresolved. By resolving to not allow the death of her son define the remainder of her life, Jill, with the support of many others, has created a safe haven for anyone who needs somewhere to belong, somewhere to find purpose and someone to listen.
Peter Sandeman, CEO, AnglicareSA
Peter Sandeman has a long history working for social and economic development. He has held key state government director roles across disability services, primary health, placebased
capacity building and economic development.
Peter is an Industry Professor in the UniSA School of Business and Board Chair of The Australian Alliance for Social Enterprise (TAASE).
He is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, a Deacon of the Anglican Dioceses of Adelaide, Willochra and The Murray, and is Co-chair of the Adelaide Zero Project to end street homelessness.
Before commencing as AnglicareSA CEO in 2012, Peter had been Chief Executive of Anglicare NSW South, NSW West and ACT, and General Manager Community Services of Mission Australia.
AnglicareSA’s Vision is justice, respect and fullness of life for all.
AnglicareSA makes a positive difference to the lives of more than 65,000 people each year.
With more than 1,800 staff and 500 volunteers, we support individuals, families and communities, responding to immediate need and building capacity to restore and maintain dignity and control.
Together we change lives with our diverse range of programs and services including:
- Disability and mental health support services,accommodation and outreach
- Community and affordable housing, and tenancy support
- Residential, community and home-based aged care services
- Out-of-home care for children and young people, includingfoster care
- Emergency assistance, including financial counselling
- Support for children and families
- Aboriginal services
- Refugee and migrant settlement support
- Community capacity building and low income support programs