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28 September 2016

A new report released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) shows that 3,027 Australians died by suicide in 2015. This is an 5.4% increase from the previously reported 2014 figure of 2,864, demonstrating the need for greater national effort on suicide prevention.

22 September 2016

“This report presents an opportunity for Primary Health Networks (PHNs) and local support organisations to learn more about how to care for those who enter our hospitals due to intentional self harm,” says Sue Murray.

22 September 2016

A free resource for the Suicide Prevention Lived Experience Network.

21 September 2016

September 2016 E-Newsletter - A free resource for the suicide prevention sector.

10 September 2016

A new national report released today, on World Suicide Prevention Day, shows just how far-reaching suicide is as a serious public health issue in this country. The project surveying more than 3000 people, is the first Australian study to explore exposure to, and impact of, suicide among a large community-residing adult population.

6 September 2016

In support of R U OK? Day and World Suicide Prevention Day this week, SPA member Movember Foundation Australia have launched a campaign called 'Men, we need to talk.'

4 September 2016

Suicide Prevention Australia (SPA) in collaboration with the University of New England has conducted a national research project investigating the exposure to and impact of suicide in Australia. Preliminary results were presented at the National Suicide Prevention Conference 2016. 

Full report to be released on 10 September 2016 on World Suicide Prevention Day.

 

31 August 2016

Champion for Life, Philippa, tells us her story and why she decided to fundraise in support of Suicide Prevention Australia.

31 August 2016

We asked Kelly, one of our Champions for Life, to tell us her story and how she felt about her fundraising experience.

9 August 2016

Gay Black takes us through ways to support SPA in your community.

8 August 2016

"...a head full of ideas, a heart full of hope and a renewed drive to deliver" SPA CEO on the National Suicide Prevention Conference last month.

4 August 2016

Today, we joined our members Black Dog Institute and the NHMRC Centre for Research Excellence in Suicide Prevention (CRESP) at the announcement of trial sites for a new approach to suicide prevention (four NSW regions – Newcastle, Illawarra Shoalhaven, Gosford/Wyong and the Murrumbidgee).

4 August 2016

The Top Ten finalist screening provided a thought provoking night of entertainment with all funds raised going to Suicide Prevention Australia.

4 August 2016

The Suicide Prevention Australia Board is delighted to welcome Dr Vanessa Lee as its newest Director.

28 July 2016

Suicide Prevention Australia welcomes the Victorian Government’s release of a Suicide Prevention Framework today, a key priority set out in the State’s 10 year Mental Health Plan announced last November.

27 July 2016

Many congratulations to our esteemed 2016 LiFE Award winners and those highly commended by our Judging Committee.

23 July 2016

It's been a long election campaign and vote counting period but now it is finally over we wanted to take a moment to reflect on the election campaign and highlight our achievements.

14 July 2016

Lived Experience Network member and trained speaker Lisa, shares her heartbreaking story of suicide loss with journalist Ginger Gorman as part of the ABC RN Life Matters program on suicide and young men.

5 July 2016

A free resource for the Suicide Prevention Lived Experience Network.

30 June 2016

To assist all of you voting in the election, we have published a one page snapshot of how the major parties have responded to our key asks.

26 June 2016

Suicide Prevention Australia welcomes The Coalition’s $192m suicide prevention and mental health plan announced today. This follows last weekend’s announcement of support for suicide prevention and mental health by the Australian Labor Party.

22 June 2016

June 2016 E-Newsletter - A free resource for the suicide prevention sector.

21 June 2016

“Government and national organisations like Suicide Prevention Australia can only do so much. We are pleased to see government recognise the value in successful and sustainable suicide prevention being driven at a community level, complemented by State and national coordination. It is our job to support Australian communities to build their resilience and capacity for prevention.”

19 June 2016

Suicide Prevention Australia, lead agency for the National Coalition for Suicide Prevention, welcomes the Australian Labor Party's $72m mental health and suicide prevention plan announced by Leader of the Opposition Bill Shorten MP today.
 

14 June 2016

Final blog in the UK study tour series written by our Head of Communications Kim Borrowdale blog about lessons learned in stakeholder engagement and communications. This blog focuses on time spent with Scottish colleagues responsible implementation, review and revision of the Choose Life Scotland suicide prevention strategy.

8 June 2016

SPA releases election manifesto 'Your First 100 days: Make them count' setting out essential first steps required by Government to provide leadership and commitment to help people stay alive.

Tracy Gale
8 June 2016

As a community, we all play an important role in suicide prevention in Australia, raising awareness, providing care and support to one another when confronted by challenges, and speaking out for the vulnerable. For Tracey, the support she received from the community helped her to overcome these challenges. It empowered her to seek help.

1 June 2016

SPA Head of Communications Kim Borrowdale on meetings with England Department of Health as well as a number of their delivery partners such as different branches of the NHS along with community based service suppliers like Mind Cambridge.

24 May 2016

Australia’s peak suicide prevention body calls for establishment of National Office for Suicide Prevention Suicide Prevention Australia is calling on the 45th Parliament to step up to its responsibilities, show national leadership and cease the piecemeal approach that has led to the concerning suicide rates published today across 28 electorates. “In July the newly elected government needs to establish a National Office for Suicide Prevention within the Department of Health with a remit to secure cross-portfolio approaches to suicide prevention, coordinate data collection and to give priority attention to this significant and complex social issue,” said Suicide Prevention Australia CEO, Sue Murray.

21 May 2016

Suicide Prevention Australia was proud to contribute to a report released by the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) this week, ‘Mental health funding and the SDGs: What now and who pays?” Read our short blog post about the London launch.

19 May 2016

SPA Head of Communications Kim Borrowdale blog post on meeting with National Suicide Prevention Alliance (NSPA) Secretariat and Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.

17 May 2016

"As someone whose family has been touched by suicide and a communications professional whose job it is to translate the work of those in the suicide prevention sector, I often feel like my emotions are fluctuating somewhere between heartbreak and hope." SPA Head of Communications Kim Borrowdale on attending The Alliance of Suicide Prevention Charities (TASC) UK quarterly meeting.

12 May 2016

"Get the small stuff right and it won't stand in the way of the big stuff". SPA Head of Communications Kim Borrowdale talks with Brian Dow, Director of External Affairs for Rethink Mental Illness and Co-Chair of the National Suicide Prevention Alliance (NSPA) and Hamish Elvidge, Chair of Matthew Elvidge Trust/Co-Chair of The Alliance of Suicide Prevention Charities (TASC).

10 May 2016

Latest news and views from SPA, members and friends.

10 May 2016

SPA team member Kim shares lessons from day one of her UK Learning and Development program and a visit to colleagues at the Centre for Suicide Prevention at the University of Manchester.

9 May 2016

Standing beneath an azure blue sky in the shadow of the caterpillar, from the first opening comments by SPA Ambassador Tom Calma and right throughout the conference I was reminded of the importance of the connection to country and of the deep and enduring power of family and kinship. 

1 May 2016

Head of Communications to travel to UK to learn international lessons on stakeholder engagement and communications.

28 April 2016

Work is underway to implement Victoria’s 10-year Mental Health Plan to achieve better mental health outcomes for Victorians and to save lives.

27 April 2016

A free resource for the Suicide Prevention Lived Experience Network.

25 April 2016

 

“If you see a change in the person’s anxiety level, you say to them, ‘Have you made any plans to suicide?’ “You ask them directly. It’s a tough thing …. you’ve got to be very brave,” Lisa says, adding: “That would never have entered my mind prior [to Elliot dying].” Lived Experience Network members Lisa and Mitch share their lived experience of suicide alongside comments from SPA Director Alan Woodward and Martin Fisk of MensLink in relation to research on suicide and young men in particular.

 

22 April 2016

Suicide Prevention Australia (SPA) today launched a National survey that will aim to reveal the exposure to, and impact of suicide in Australia.​

8 April 2016

Suicides related to firearms in Australia are among the lowest in the world according to data released by the World Health Organisation. Only 8% of suicides in Australia are related to firearms which is in stark contrast to the US where more the 51% of suicides are gun related.

22 March 2016

A free resource for the Suicide Prevention Lived Experience Network.

8 March 2016

Suicide Prevention Australia (SPA) Chief Executive Sue Murray today calls for Australia to take drastic action to stem the tide of suicide, in light of the report released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) shows that 2,864 Australians died by suicide in 2014 (2,160 males and 704 females).

This is an increase of 342 deaths following the previously reported 2013 figure of 2,522. For the past 10 years, the suicide rate in Australia has not dropped.

8 March 2016

"I wanted to get the skills to share my story in the hope that I could show others that life is definitely worth living and that it is possible to survive suicide."  Article and blog post on learning from lived experience.

1 March 2016

People thinking of starting a new charity should partner with an existing one instead, writes Sue Murray, CEO of Suicide Prevention Australia. Read the full article published by Pro Bono Australia.

2 February 2016

A free resource for the Suicide Prevention Lived Experience Network.

1 February 2016

We would love to hear from you about any individuals and/or organisations that are working hard each day to build resilience and prevent suicide in communities across Australia.

12 January 2016

Today we say "Bon Voyage" to our good friend SPA Ambassador Brendan Cowell as he heads off to live in the UK. 

Tracy McCown, Ben Hampton and SPA CEO Sue Murray
31 December 2015

The team at SPA wanted to say a big congratulations to Ben Hampton of Tour De Byron who, after cycling from Melbourne to Byron Bay with the generosity of time and money given by friends, family and communities along the way, is now home for a well deserved rest. 

17 December 2015

Thank you to each and every one of you for your interest in and commitment to our shared goal of halving suicides in ten years.

15 December 2015

On Thursday 10 December 2015, we were delighted to welcome SPA Members to our Annual General Meeting (AGM). Our mission is to deliver national leadership for the meaningful reduction of suicides in Australia. This is the driver of SPA’s work to strengthen the quality, focus and collaborative approaches to suicide prevention. We could not do this without you, our members. A very big thank you to you all for joining in our goal to halve suicides in the ten years.

14 December 2015

For a summary of progress over the 2014/15 year and priorities for the coming year, download a copy of the SPA Annual Review 2014-15.

6 December 2015

Suicide Prevention Australia welcomes the release of the Final Report of the National Ice Taskforce by Prime Minister the Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP and suggests Government look to this model to inform suicide prevention.

25 November 2015

SPA is encouraged by the Government’s plan to develop services which are more responsive to local needs. 

21 October 2015

The NSW Minister for Mental Health, the Hon. Pru Goward MP today launched Communities Matter: suicide prevention for small towns and communities, a practical online resource for local communities to use to help prevent suicide.

6 October 2015

De Backman-Hoyle on the SPA Lived Experience Network Leadership Group talks about how we need to make deep rooted systemic change to how our health and wellbeing is supported.

9 September 2015

World Suicide Prevention Day will officially launch in Australia at 11.30am AEST Thursday 10 September by Minister Ley

31 August 2015

It has been ten years since Lifeline Australia Chairman John Brogden attempted to take his life. Today, SPA stands firmly with John, and members of the National Coalition for Suicide Prevention, including Lifeline Australia, in calling for a national suicide prevention strategy.

28 August 2015

On behalf of the Lived Experience Network and with feedback from members, the Leadership Group attended a Public Hearing and also made a submission into the inquiry.

27 August 2015

Tips on how you can get involved in World Suicide Prevention Day and R U OK?Day on and around 10 September.

28 July 2015

Today at Suicide Prevention Australia’s National Suicide Prevention Conference, Chief Executive Sue Murray will launch Australia’s first comprehensive discussion paper on suicide and suicidal behaviour in women.

27 July 2015

The Diego de Leo Opening Address: Governor-General speaks at National Suicide Prevention Conference. Click through to the full news item for a transcript of his speech.

25 July 2015

We are delighted to announce the 2015 recipients of the LiFE Awards for Excellence in Suicide Prevention. Many congratulations and thank you to all winners and nominees.

23 July 2015

The Governor-General, His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd) will officially open Australia’s leading suicide prevention conference when he addresses almost 400 delegates on Monday 26 July 2015 at the at the Grand Hotel Chancellor Hobart.

16 June 2015

With a large proportion of Australian men taking their own lives in arguably the prime of their working lives our CEO shines a light on men and employment.

5 June 2015

Read SPA letter to MPs: Re Federal Bill to Legalise Marriage Equality

13 May 2015

As convenor of the National Coalition for Suicide Prevention (NCSP), we are pleased to see the Government’s plans to implement the recommendations coming out of the National Mental Health Commission Review reinforced in the 2015 Federal Budget.

12 May 2015

This past weekend, Australian celebrities and local communities came together for a 24 hour treadmill run. Events ran simultaneously in five locations across the country, raising money and awareness for suicide prevention. These events are known as PPP4SPA – Plebs, Pros & Personalities for Suicide Prevention Australia (SPA).

6 May 2015

We, the National Coalition for Suicide Prevention, stand together in striving to reduce suicide deaths by 50% in the next ten years. We are pleased to see the National Mental Health Commission’s (NMHC) National Review of Mental Health Programmes and Services (the review) supports this ambition.

24 April 2015

On the eve of ANZAC Day, I wanted to take a moment to acknowledge the pain and suffering of our servicemen and women and their families who have been touched by suicide. We would also like to recognise all of those in the community working to better the health and wellbeing of our defence personnel. We don’t often take the time to say thank you, not only to our service men and women, but their families, communities and support systems – so thank you!

16 April 2015

Suicide Prevention Australia CEO, Sue Murray, says of the Review, “We are pleased to see suicide prevention recognised as core to mental health reform in this country. We will continue to work with The Government to confirm funding extensions and what the Review means in practice for work being done through National Suicide Prevention Projects (NSPP).”

14 April 2015

Suicide Prevention Australia, as convenor of the National Coalition for Suicide Prevention, will be very pleased to see the National Mental Health Commission reiterate our goal of reducing suicide in this country by 50% in ten years, meaning more than 1200 people Australians can continue to live contributing lives in their community. This is an ambitious but necessary target to focus our collaborative health and wellbeing priorities.

4 April 2015

The uncertainty of funding of vital work being done to respond to and prevent suicide in communities across has caused deep unease in the sector.

31 March 2015

Funding uncertainty causing deep unease in suicide prevention sector

8 March 2015

Saturday night was party night celebrating International Women’s Day. This annual event is a gathering of wonderful women, generously hosted by one of my friends, who have not only made change happen but reaped the rewards of their hard fought efforts. They hail from the ‘60s, ‘70s ‘80s and beyond – women who share laughter and friendship and a great sense of community.

27 January 2015

The Government’s highly anticipated response to the National Mental Health Commission’s review of mental health and suicide in Australia is imminent. This response from government is expected to shape the funding and delivery of the national suicide prevention program.

19 December 2014

Suicide Prevention Australia is delighted to announce members of inaugural national Lived Experience Network Leadership Group. Congratulations and welcome to our newly appointed leaders!

18 December 2014

A welcome read for the Christmas New Year break is the newly released ‘Living Well: a strategic plan for mental Health in NSW 2014-2024.’ It is a good report that was sadly overshadowed by the tragic events which unfolded in Sydney at the beginning of the week.

16 December 2014

“Is evidence only that which is labelled academically robust? What about what works or doesn’t in community programs? The voices of lived experience? Is it time to re-evaluate our definitions of good and poor evidence when it comes to suicide prevention?”

30 November 2014

It was not a gathering of the usual suspects who came together last week to discuss research funding principles. It was a rare coming together of organisations across government, business and NFPs with an interest and involvement in research funding.

27 November 2014

Any death as a result of suicide is a tragedy. A child who can see no other option other than to end their own life is a tragedy beyond belief.

In recent months, it seems as though we are hearing more and more in the media about our young people killing themselves. But the truth is, we do not have a full picture of the attempts and deaths due to suicide, nor the risk factors contributing to these heartbreaking events. How can we combat what we cannot yet understand?

19 November 2014

Today is International Men’s Day, a day to shine the spotlight on men and boy’s health, and celebrate the positive contributions made by men in our communities.

4 November 2014

We are pleased to announce that the call for applications to join the inauguralLived Experience Network ‘Leadership Group’ is now open.

13 October 2014

I was delighted to see in the news today that ABC Mental As raised almost 1.5 million dollars for mental health research with their Friday Night Crack Up event last week and awareness campaign this month. This is an amazing effort by the ABC, other media networks, health professionals and last, but certainly not least,  Australian public.

9 October 2014

As the peak body for suicide prevention, Suicide Prevention Australia (SPA) is a strong advocate for public awareness campaigns that aim to reduce the stigma related to mental health and help seeking for suicide, and to increase access to care.

7 October 2014

Visiting Canberra during any of the next sitting sessions? Make sure you give yourself time between meetings, back to back is just not possible. The new security measures mean there are no longer unescorted passes available and it is back to the security desk after each meeting to be collected and signed in by the staffer from your next meeting.

9 September 2014

Today, news and current affairs journalist, Mike Munro, hosts an expert panel to debate the Australian response to the first ever World Health Organisation (WHO) World Suicide Report.

8 September 2014

Australian celebrities have joined together to voice the importance of reaching out and getting connected this World Suicide Prevention Day.

5 September 2014

Last night, the World Health Organisation launched the first ever World Suicide Report.*  Suicide prevention is a global imperative and, while some of this information may be known by those in working in the sector, this is the first time we are seeing a full and transparent picture of global efforts to reduce suicide.

4 September 2014

My visits started with Senator Bill Heffernan who as always was most welcoming. More importantly he was extremely helpful in opening doors to have conversations with Ministers whose portfolios have relevance to suicide prevention.

14 August 2014

I was delighted to see everyone involved in the National Suicide Prevention Conference formally recognised in NSW Parliament this week by The Hon Marie Ficarra MLC and her fellow Members.

11 August 2014

Suicide Prevention Australia joins the world in mourning the loss of life of someone who has brought so much humour, joy and empathy to people through his work.

8 August 2014

Hear what our CEO, Sue Murray, has to say on the impact of the 2007 recession in Australia on suicide rates.

26 July 2014

On Saturday 26 July, more than 200 people gathered in Perth for the final day of the National Suicide Prevention Conference. The final session on the program was dedicated to ‘Harnessing the Voices of Lived Experience.'

23 July 2014

Congratulations to our LiFE Award recipients, announced this evening at the National Suicide Prevention Conference in Perth.

16 July 2014

West Australians whose lives have been touched by suicide are invited to attend a special session of the 2014 National Suicide Prevention Conference, with an extra 100 tickets on offer to the general public.

9 July 2014

Suicide Prevention Australia (SPA) urges the government to take further action on refugee suicide prevention recommendations.

3 July 2014

The Governor-General, His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd) will officially open Australia’s leading suicide prevention conference when he addresses delegates on Wednesday, 23 July 2014 at the Pan Pacific Perth hotel.

25 March 2014

A new approach is required to more effectively support people who are suicidal while in health care according to Mr David Covington, co-lead of the American Clinical Care and Intervention Task Force and one of the authors of the report Suicide Care In Systems Framework.

15 March 2014

A new report released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) shows that 2535 Australians died by suicide in 2012. 

19 February 2014

Most deaths by suicide are among people of working age. Suicide is the leading cause of death for males aged 25–44 years and females aged 25–34 years. 

3 February 2014

In 2014 Suicide Prevention Australia is celebrating the 11th Annual LiFE Awards. The Annual LiFE Awards recognise excellence in suicide prevention. 

18 November 2013

‘Keeping men and boys safe’ with a key target of tackling suicide among men is the theme for International Men’s Day, 19 November.

24 October 2013

Small towns and communities across NSW will have access to a practical toolkit to help drive community-led suicide prevention programs.

4 October 2013

With the approach of World Mental Health Day on 10 October, the community is being urged to come together to support suicide prevention services across the country.

15 September 2013

Turn up the volume to help halve suicide in Australia by 2023

30 August 2013

Today, just one week before the federal election, a national campaign to halve suicides in Australia by 2023 is being launched.

13 August 2013

In June 2013 Members were invited to complete an online survey to provide SPA with ideas for the future of SPA and the suicide prevention sector.

8 August 2013

Since early 2013, SPA has been working closely with our Lived Experience Committee to better understand the needs of those who have been touched by suicide. 

2 August 2013

Suicide Prevention Australia (SPA) welcomes the new report by the Mental Health Council Australia (MHCA) and the call for a whole community approach to address mental health with a priority focus on suicide prevention.

25 July 2013

Today at the 2013 National Suicide Prevention Conference a panel of experts from around Australia will address the important issues around workplace and suicide prevention highlighting train track suicides, occupational related suicide and the number of suicides in working age men.

24 July 2013

Suicide Prevention Australia (SPA) the peak body, is bringing together Australia’s leading researchers, practitioners, policy makers, business leaders and those with lived experience in an effort to halve the number of suicides in Australia by 2023.

1 June 2013

Today, Suicide Prevention Australia (SPA) the peak body, brings together Australia’s leading researchers, practitioners, policy makers, business leaders and those with lived experience in an effort to reduce suicides in Australia.

28 May 2013

Suicide Prevention Australia welcomes the Commonwealth and Immigration Ombudsman’s Report released today entitled: Suicide and Self-harm in the Immigration Detention Network.

24 May 2013

With the National Mental Health Commission and the COAG Mental Health Reform Working Group giving attention to indicators on suicide prevention for Australia, it is timely to consider what makes suicide prevention strategies work?

22 May 2013

Suicide Prevention Australia welcomed today’s announcement of $17.8 million over 4 years to fund the first National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Suicide Prevention Strategy.

21 May 2013

The Hunter Institute of Mental Health is launching the ‘Supporting those who care: Partners in Depression national program outcomes’ report at the Wheeler Centre in Melbourne, on 28 May 2013.

20 May 2013

Today, one of Australia’s leading medical journals reported that the current model of suicide risk assessment used in hospitals is “unhelpful” and “unreliable”.

15 March 2013

The latest release from the ABS sees for the first time the inclusion of data on the suicide of children and young people under the age of 15 years. 

20 February 2013

We are excited to announce the theme and dates of the 2013 Annual National Suicide Prevention Conference.

4 February 2013

Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission will be hosting information sessions across Australia.

1 February 2013

Suicide Prevention Australia was last night honoured to host the Inaugural NSW Don Ritchie Awards for Suicide Prevention.

29 January 2013

Financial Report from June 11 – June 12 is now available.

5 December 2012

Mindframe National Media Initiative has announced the changing of roles within the organisation.

30 November 2012

This week has been dominated by the release of the National Mental Health Commissions Report Card. Below are just a few of the many articles relating to the report.

28 November 2012

The release of the National Mental Health Commission’s (NMHC) Report Card yesterday is a valuable step forward for the suicide prevention community. Suicide Prevention Australia (SPA) acknowledge and welcome the report, in particular we are pleased to see that suicide prevention has been set as a matter of national priority.

23 November 2012

This Sunday is White Ribbon Day, Police left to fill mental health gaps, Jobless men at risk of suicide in boom time, Australian workers are stressed: study, Report to help tackle suicide in rural and remote areas

 

15 November 2012

Suicidal patients ‘fall through the cracks’, The art of healing suicide: re-creating original narratives to embrace life, New Report Shows Economic Cost of Perinatal Depression, Breaking down language and cultural barriers in mental health treatment, and Those at most risk and needing psychiatric help struggle to get mental health hospital beds

9 November 2012

Insuring mentally ill benefits everyone, Time to launch a troll patrol Facebook gets tough, Suicide main cause of rail deaths, Queensland child protection inquiry told Barrettt Adolescent Centre School is set to close, Applications open for new community mental health funding and Suicide Support Line Now Available Around The Clock

1 November 2012

We would like to commend the NSW Government for announcing an additional $35 million to help improve access to care and support for people who are dying, their families and their carers.

11 October 2012

Congratulations to all the LIFE Award winners at the Annual Nation Suicide Prevention Conference dinner last night.

25 July 2012

ABS Report highlights need for a closer look at our suicide data.

4 June 2012

Would you like to be on the program at the 12th National Rural Health Conference in Adelaide in April 2013?

2 April 2012

Suicide Prevention Australia would like to express condolences to the family of Senator Judith Adams who passed away yesterday after a battle with cancer, fighting to the very end!

29 March 2012

Suicide Prevention Australia would like to acknowledge and commend the report released by the Legislative Assembly of the Northern Territory Select Committee on youth suicide.

2 November 2011

Research, programs and innovative technologies emerging from Australian suicide prevention sector were the focus of the National Suicide Prevention Conference held in October, which proved to be a two-day crash course of the sector for Suicide Prevention Australia’s new Chief Executive Officer, Sue Murray.

26 October 2011

Our submission to the Senate’s Community Affairs Committee – the Inquiry into Commonwealth Funding and Administration of Mental Health services has been accepted and declassified.

20 September 2011

We are pleased to announce that planning for a Melbourne iteration of the hugely successful No Laughing Matter Comedy Gala are now underway.

14 September 2011

Suicide Prevention Australia is pleased to announce the 2011 LiFE Award winners.

6 September 2011

We are pleased to advise our latest E-newsletter has been released.

26 August 2011

We are pleased to advise that our submission to the recent joint select committee looking into Australia’s detention networks has been accepted.

23 August 2011

We are pleased to announce the launch of our World Suicide Prevention Day 2011 campaign.

19 July 2011

We are pleased to advise our latest e-newsletter is now available.

14 July 2011

Suicide Prevention Australia is pleased to announce the opening of the nomination period for the 2011 LiFE Awards.

5 July 2011

Suicide Prevention Australia is pleased to announce the launch of its latest position paper; Alcohol, Drugs and Suicide Prevention.

8 April 2011

Suicide Prevention Australia is pleased to announce the launch of the No Laughing Matter Comedy Gala!

23 March 2011

Suicide Prevention Australia is pleased to release the March 2011 e-newsletter for circulation.

15 March 2011

Suicide Prevention Australia are pleased to announce that our upcoming position statement relating to Drugs and Alcohol is available for community consultation. 

7 March 2011

Suicide Prevention Australia is pleased to announce the launch of our latest position statement, Youth Suicide Prevention.