2015 LiFE Awards for Excellence in Suicide Prevention – Winners announced at national conference

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.

2015 Lifetime Achievement Award – Professor De Leo

2015 LiFE Award – Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander – Julie Turner

2015 LiFE Award – Community Development – Individual – LeeAnn Foord

2015 LiFE Award – Community Development – Organisation – Living Proud WA

2015 LiFE Award – Community Engagement – Brian McErlean

2015 LiFE Award – Media – ABC Mental As

2015 LiFE Award – Research – CRESP

2015 LiFE Award – Workplace – NSW Mental Health Intervention Team

This year Suicide Prevention Australia (SPA) is celebrating the 12th Annual LiFE Awards recognising excellence in suicide prevention. The Awards are a prestigious national event that attracts nominations from all areas including business, industry, media, community, government, youth research and medicine – all with an interest in suicide prevention. Nominations are received from all over Australia, and we were overwhelmed with the number of quality nominations this year showcasing the exciting, innovative and diverse range of programs being undertaken within the field.

The nominees range from mainstream programs to local ‘grass roots’ organisations and dedicated individuals. The Awards celebrate the commitment and energy of the nominees and their vital contribution to the reduction of suicide within our communities.