Knowledge Exchange Webinar Series 2021-22

Turning ideas into solutions

The Suicide Prevention Australia Knowledge Exchange webinar series will showcase best practice in suicide prevention and postvention.

Suicide prevention initiatives require coordination and cooperation between many sectors in the community.

Uncovering what is working and the reasons for success is pivotal to this knowledge sharing webinar series. Delegates will be part of robust discussions around evidence-informed solutions that are proven to save lives.

Australia hosts some of the leading minds in suicide prevention across the world, and these experts will share insights, learnings and research throughout the series, shaping suicide prevention for years to come.

The event offers a unique chance to exchange knowledge, drive innovative thinking and promote excellence in suicide prevention.

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About the webinars

3 August 2021 – Safe spaces
Exploring safe spaces and their role in providing a non-clinical alternative

2 November 2021 – Aftercare
Aftercare models and best practice implementation for broad community reach

1 March 2022 – Communicating about suicide

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.

Thank you to Life in Mind, our partner for the Knowledge Exchange Series.

Speakers and ticketing

Webinar 3 – Communicating about suicide

Date: Tuesday 1 March 2022
Time: 11.00am – 12.30pm AEDT (Sydney/ Melbourne time)
How to join: details provided after registration


  • Dr Elizabeth Paton, Project Lead, Everymind

Elizabeth is Project Lead on the Mindframe program, which supports safe media reporting, portrayal and communication about suicide, mental ill-health and alcohol and other drugs; and the Words and Images project…read more.

  • Dr Michelle Blanchard, Special Adviser, National Stigma and Discrimination Reduction Strategy, Mental Health Commission

Dr Michelle Blanchard is a Special Adviser at the National Mental Health Commission, leading the development of the National Stigma and Discrimination Reduction Strategy…read more.

  • Associate Professor Jo Robinson, Head of Suicide Prevention Research, Orygen

Jo Robinson is an Associate Professor at Orygen, where she leads the suicide prevention research unit, which is regarded as the leading centre of youth suicide research in the world…read more.

  • Bronwen Edwards, CEO, Roses in the Ocean

Bronwen is the CEO of Roses in the Ocean, Australia’s national lived experience of suicide organisation providing innovative, highly collaborative leadership within the suicide prevention sector, for people with LE of suicide, communities, sector organisations & government…read more.

  • Nieves Murray, CEO, Suicide Prevention Australia 

Throughout her 30+ year career in the social sciences, Nieves has lived and breathed her passion for enabling vulnerable people to have more choice and control over how they live their lives…read more.


Suicide Prevention Australia members receive a 50% preferential rate on ticket sales. There are also savings for committee members and students. Purchase the ‘3x bundle’ and receive a substantial saving on tickets.

Webinar fees Price (inc. GST)
Member $25 per webinar
Non-Member $50 per webinar
Student $20 per webinar
Member Bundle $60 all 3 webinars
Non-Member Bundle $120 all 3 webinars
Student Bundle $48 all 3 webinars


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