Suicide Prevention Australia calls for focus on preventative services in response to ABS risk factors of suicide report
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Suicide Prevention Australia calls for focus on preventative services in response to ABS risk factors of suicide report The Australia Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has released the report, ‘Psychosocial risk factors as they relate to coroner-referred deaths in Australia 2017.’ … Read More

Community Prevention and ‘Lived Experience’ in Focus for Annual National Suicide Prevention Conference
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Community Prevention and ‘Lived Experience’ in Focus for Annual National Suicide Prevention Conference World renowned thought leaders, academics, clinicians, community and public health workers in suicide prevention are coming together in Melbourne to collectively develop a better understanding of suicide, … Read More

Applications now open for PhD Scholarships
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Applications now open for PhD Scholarships Applications are now open for Suicide Prevention Australia’s PhD Scholarships. The PhD Scholarship provides up to $105,000 to support outstanding graduates who are at the early part of their research career in suicide prevention. … Read More

Innovation Research Grants awarded by Minister Hunt
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The Hon. Greg Hunt MP, Minister for Health, on 15 June 2019 announced the four successful recipients of the first round Innovation Research Grants under the Suicide Prevention Research Fund. Read more about the researchers here.  

Special message from the new SPA Board Chair
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Special message from the new SPA Board Chair National Conference – new leadership brings change As you know, I was recently appointed Chair of the Board and I’m thrilled to be part of the next phase in the history of … Read More

Suicide prevention policy reform in the spotlight
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Suicide prevention policy reform in the spotlight   Peak suicide prevention body, Suicide Prevention Australia, pushes for substantial policy reform during the launch of their National Policy Platform, which includes a call for a Federal Minister for Suicide Prevention. Suicide … Read More

Everymind announced as Principal Sponsor for National Suicide Prevention Conference
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Everymind announced as Principal Sponsor for National Suicide Prevention Conference Suicide Prevention Australia is pleased to announce Everymind will be Principal Sponsor of the National Suicide Prevention Conference 2019 being held 22-25 July in Melbourne. The annual Conference convened by … Read More

Suicide Prevention Research Fund – 2019 Grants Program
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The Suicide Prevention Research Fund was established by the Federal Government to support research into suicide prevention. Suicide Prevention Australia manages the fund on behalf of the Federal Government with the support of the Research Advisory Committee. Suicide Prevention Australia … Read More

Suicide prevention leadership change
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Suicide prevention leadership change Former Industry Super Fund Chair takes on leadership role with suicide prevention peak body. Melbourne-based, Ms Emslie has extensive experience as a Director and Chair of several organisations, most notably, she was the Independent Chair of … Read More

Suicide prevention gets the attention it deserves during the Federal Budget
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Suicide prevention gets the attention it deserves during the Federal Budget Wednesday 3 April 2019 In the 2019-20 Budget the Federal Government committed to a major investment in suicide prevention. Suicide Prevention Australia welcomes the $461 million investment in youth … Read More

NHMRC Ideas and Clinical Trials Grants – applications open
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NHMRC Ideas and Clinical Trials Grants – applications open Interested researchers, who are able to partner with an academic institution, can now apply for the NHMRC Ideas and Clinical Trials Grants. Applications will undergo a formal NHMRC review process and … Read More

United in Action to reduce suicide in Australia
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United in Action to reduce suicide in Australia More than 3000 people die by suicide every year in Australia. Reducing this alarming number requires a deep understanding of causal factors, an effective service system and a whole of government response. Suicide … Read More

$2.3M in Funding for New Suicide Prevention Research
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Four Australian research projects in four States will share in $2.3 million in grants from the Australian Government’s National Suicide Prevention Research Fund, Suicide Prevention Australia (SPA) announced today. The Project Grants are the first to be awarded from Fund … Read More

$630,000 Injected into Suicide Prevention PhD Research
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Suicide Prevention Australia today announced the first recipients of Higher Degree Research Scholarships totaling $630,000 in Australian Government funding from the National Suicide Prevention Research Fund and additional funding support from Anytime Fitness and Regional Bank Australia. “Six PhD candidates … Read More

United in Action at NSPC2019, Call for Abstracts
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People researching or working in suicide prevention will be United in Action with people with lived experience of suicide at next year’s National Suicide Prevention Conference in Melbourne, Victoria. The annual conference unites more than 600 delegates over three days … Read More