Be supported in your work, collaborate with others, and contribute to national policy development and advocacy

Key Benefits

The first Object in SPA’s Constitution is to “prevent suicide by supporting Members to build a stronger suicide prevention sector”. A SPA Membership gives you access to exclusive Member and Associate Benefits to support your work and empowers you / your organisation to play an active role in strengthening our sector.

Benefit from support with or input to suicide prevention:

  • Policy and advocacy
  • Information sharing
  • Networking and events
  • Research, capacity building and quality improvement

Everything we do is for the benefit of our Members and we are always listening.

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Our Members & Associates

  • Leading organisations across the mental health and suicide prevention sector
  • Federal, State and local government departments and agencies
  • National Industry Associations
  • Primary Health Networks (PHNs)
  • Suicide Prevention Action Networks (SPANs)
  • Research professionals, academics and suicidologists
  • Commercial businesses and companies

See a list of SPA Members and Associates.

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Member & Associate Benefits

Policy and advocacy

Voting Rights at the Annual General Meeting (Members only)
Eligibility to nominate to the SPA Board
SPA staff and board advocate to government on your behalf
Access to key stakeholders: policymakers, federal / state Government, media and external businesses
Invitations to participate in policy working groups and to contribute to submissions and policy papers


Receipt of monthly Member Briefing newsletter and ad hoc Member Alerts
Opportunities to promote and share news, programs/services, invitations, job vacancies and more with the rest of the sector, through SPA communications

Networking and events

Member-to-Member networking and collaboration opportunities
Invitations to attend exclusive Learning & Development opportunities, Member-only events and symposia

Research, capacity building and quality improvement

Discounted registration for the National Suicide Prevention Conference
Member-first access to data & information

Sign the National Communications Charter

All SPA Members and Associates are encouraged to sign the Charter to support coordinated and consistent messaging around mental health and suicide prevention.