Suicide Prevention Australia are transitioning from the current Joint Committees to individual State and Territory Committees. This will enable input from a local and community level into the separate State and Territory Committees and will contribute to Suicide Prevention Australia’s activities, as well as providing a clear and collective voice for suicide prevention through:
- Evidence-based guidance
- Systemic influence
- Capacity and capability building
- Organisational outreach.
Suicide Prevention Australia invites you to provide an expression of interest to participate in the State and Territory Committees, with the goal of diversifying the committee membership.
Consideration will be given to people:
- With lived experience of suicide.
- Currently undertaking study, research, or work in the field of suicide prevention.
- Representing a national organisational member of Suicide Prevention Australia.
- Representing a state/territory organisational member of Suicide Prevention Australia.
- Representing a community organisational member of Suicide Prevention Australia.
- Able to represent the interests of other diverse groups within a state or territory.
Please note: you will need to be a member or associate of Suicide Prevention Australia or consider becoming a member.
Purpose and time commitment for Committee
The State and Territory Committees are an invaluable vehicle for:
- Engaging, enabling, and empowering the suicide prevention sector across all communities in Australia.
- Informing policy and advocacy strategies with jurisdictional data and insights.
- Assessing and influencing the regional impact of national policy and advocacy initiatives.
- Addressing regional gaps in systems and practices for suicide prevention.
- Expanding the suicide prevention sector’s reach and engagement within the jurisdiction.
The time commitment for Committee membership is modest. Each Committee will meet four times a year, three times in each state or territory and once as part of the combined committee meeting at the National Suicide Prevention Conference (to be held in Adelaide in 2024). Meetings will be held quarterly with a rotating host. Video conferencing will be made available to ensure all people from across the state/territory are able to contribute to advancing the goals of the suicide prevention sector.
Making a submission
Submissions to the Expressions of Interest for State and Territory Committees must be made by email to email@example.com by 5.00pm (AEDT) Friday 8 December 2023. This material will be treated as confidential.
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