Everymind announced as Principal Sponsor for National Suicide Prevention Conference
Suicide Prevention Australia is pleased to announce Everymind will be Principal Sponsor of the National Suicide Prevention Conference 2019 being held 22-25 July in Melbourne.
The annual Conference convened by Suicide Prevention Australia provides an important opportunity for the suicide prevention sector to come together, share key learnings, network and help move the sector forward to achieve its goal of reducing the rate of suicide in Australia.
Suicide Prevention Australia, CEO, Nieves Murray said the Conference is the pre-eminent knowledge exchange, education, networking and capacity building event in the suicide prevention sector.
“We are delighted to partner with Everymind as the Principal Sponsor of the National Suicide Prevention Conference 2019.
“Collaboration and information sharing is critical for achieving our vision of a world without suicide,” said Murray.
The national event attracts more than 600 delegates from across Australia and internationally, with this year’s theme being ‘United in Action’. The 2019 Conference will offer a robust, engaging program of national and international keynote speakers, complemented with a suite of presentations from thought leaders all over Australia, as well as exhibitions and workshops.
Everymind Acting Director, Marc Bryant said the Institute was immensely proud to be supporting the national Conference as the Principal Sponsor.
“After more than 25 years as a leader for the prevention of mental ill-health and suicide, Everymind sees partnering with the national peak body for suicide prevention as an excellent opportunity to help facilitate and bolster information sharing and collaboration within our sector.
“Various Everymind initiatives will be showcased at the Conference including one of our key programs, Life in Mind – a national digital gateway connecting organisations and communities to the latest information, activities, resources and research in suicide prevention,” said Bryant.
Sign up today to benefit from early bird registration which ends on 24 May 2019. The line-up of speakers is definitely a big drawcard. Firstly, Dr Eduardo Vega, CEO & Founder of Humannovations is a thought leader in mental health, suicide prevention, human rights, and lived experience/peer-led services and research. For over twenty-five years, he has worked in transformative mental health programs. In addition, we are grateful to have Dr Alys Cole-King take the stage at the Conference. She is the first person from the UK to be awarded the Ringel Service Award from the International Association for Suicide Prevention. Dr Cole-King was named one of the most influential women in medicine by the Medical Women’s Journal. We also welcome Dr Ilan H. Meyer from the US who is an expert in public health issues related to Minority Health. Dr Meyer has developed a model of minority stress that describes the relationship of social stressors and mental disorders and helps to explain LGBTI health disparities.
“Coupled with leading local speakers the Conference is set to be a powerhouse of collective thinking and thought leadership,” said Murray.
To register for the Conference visit https://www.suicidepreventionaust.org/conferences/registration/
To get help 24/7, phone Lifeline on 13 11 14 or the Suicide Call Back Service on 1300 659 467. If you or someone you know are in immediate danger, phone 000 for emergency services.
About Suicide Prevention Australia
Suicide Prevention Australia is the peak body for suicide prevention, engaging with Member organisations, governments, businesses, researchers, practitioners and those with lived experience seeking to reduce the impact of suicide on the community. We’ve been providing national leadership for Australia’s suicide prevention sector for more than 25 years.
As the national peak body we’re committed to driving continual improvement in suicide prevention policy to achieve better outcomes for all Australians. We are also focused on supporting sustainable service and program delivery.
We advocate for a whole-of-government approach to reducing suicide. We are focused on an integrated approach to suicide prevention encompassing mental health, social, economic and community areas.
We support our Members to build a stronger suicide prevention sector.
We believe that through collaborative effort and shared purpose, we can achieve our shared vision of a world without suicide.
Everymind is a leading national Institute dedicated to reducing mental ill-health, reducing suicide and improving wellbeing.
For over 25 years, the Institute has been delivering successful, evidence-based mental health and suicide prevention programs and research, which have made a considerable contribution to the mental health and wellbeing of many people and communities across Australia.
Suicide prevention is part of Everymind’s core business. The Institute works with Commonwealth and State governments, philanthropic organisations, research institutions, non-government organisations and businesses, to develop and roll-out innovative and effective suicide prevention programs.