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 and stigma

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.


Webinar 1 – Safe spaces

Date: Tuesday 3 August 2021
Time: 11.00am – 12.30pm AEST (Sydney/ Melbourne time)
How to join: details provided after registration

Ellie Hodges
Executive Director, Lived Experience Leadership & Advocacy Network | LELAN

Ellie combines her personal, professional and socio-political worlds, centering lived experience and a commitment to action. This is underpinned by a focus on innovation, social justice and leading together…read more

Juliet Middleton
General Manager Community and Residential, STRIDE

Juliet is a strategic leader with experience in management and leadership, strategy and governance in both the not for profit and for profit sectors…read more

Associate Professor Michelle Banfield,
Head of Lived Experience Research, ANU Centre for Mental Health Research

Michelle has personal experience of mental illness and suicidal ideation, and over the past 17 years has led a team of lived experience researchers and students conducting mental health and suicide prevention research focused on experiential knowledge…read more

Mark Ellis
Service Leader, STRIDE

Mark is a Lived Experience Advocate, Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Peer Worker with 30 years of experience supporting people living with complex and enduring mental and emotional distress…read more

Moderated by Bronwen Edwards
CEO, Roses in the Ocean

A fierce advocate for the development of lived experience designed and led, non-clinical alternatives to care, Bronwen is passionate about empowering others with a lived experience of suicide to contribute their unique insights to its prevention…read more

Webinar 2 – Aftercare

Date: Tuesday 2 November 2021
Time: 11.00am – 12.30pm AEDT (Sydney/ Melbourne time)
How to join: details provided after registration

Professor Frances Kay-Lambkin PhD
Professor Frances Kay-Lambkin is a NHMRC Leadership Fellow (2021-2025) at the University of Newcastle and Director (Technology, Innovation & Translation) for the NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence (PREMISE). She leads an international team of researchers, clinicians and industry partners in the innovative development and translation of evidence-based treatments for comorbid mental and physical disorders…read more.

Dr Nicole Hill
Dr Nicole Hill is a Forrest Foundation Prospect Fellow and Research Fellow in Youth Suicide Prevention at Telethon Kids Institute, University of Western Australia. She completed her PhD in youth suicide prevention at Orygen, the University of Melbourne in 2020…read more.

Sue Murray OAM
Sue Murray OAM, Managing Director, Zero Suicide Institute of Australasia (ZSIA), is a health promotion advocate dedicated to improving the health and wellbeing of all people…read more.

Graeme Holdsworth
Graeme is a Suicide Prevention Australia Lived Experience Panel Member…read more. 

Moderated by Matthew Mclean, Director of Policy and Government Relations at Suicide Prevention Australia.
Matthew has over a decade of experience in public policy development, advocacy and implementation…read more. 

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

Speakers being announced shortly.


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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