March 2016 Lived Experience Network E-Newsletter

22 March 2016
Special Edition
March 2016
24 - 27 July 2016 Canberra ACT

National Suicide Prevention Conference

Suicide Prevention Australia are delighted to invite you to attend the 2016 National Suicide Prevention Conference in Canberra, ACT.
Mark your calendar for 24-27 July 2016 to join SPA, colleagues and friends for the premier, multidisciplinary, educational event in the suicide prevention sector.
Each year hundreds of passionate individuals, many of whom identify as having a Lived Experience of suicide, attend all or part of the National Suicide Prevention Conference. At the Conference you have a chance meet people from different parts of Australia, exchange ideas and learn what others are doing to help achieve our agenda of halving suicides in Australia over the next ten years.
Visit the Conference website to learn more.
Interested but not sure you can afford to attend? Consider applying for a bursary to cover some or all of the cost of attending. Information about the bursary and the application are located on the Registration page of the conference website.

Presentation and Poster Submissions Closing in 3 Weeks (Thursday 31 March)

Just two weeks left to submit your presentation or poster idea to the National Suicide Prevention Conference Program Advisory Committee.
Anyone can come and speak at the conference if they can demonstrate that something they have done in their community that has helped prevent suicide and that this could possibly be replicated in other communities. Have a look at the information on the website and get in touch with the conference team if you're not quite sure how to submit your idea or want to find out more.

Nominate someone or an organisation who is doing great work in your community to prevent suicide

Nominations must be received by 5.00pm AEST on 22 April 2016.
In 2016 Suicide Prevention Australia (SPA) is celebrating the 13th Annual LiFE Awards recognising excellence in suicide prevention.
The LiFE Awards are a prestigious national event that attract 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 every year we are overwhelmed with the number of quality nominations received showcasing the exciting, innovative and diverse range of programs being undertaken within the field.
Nominees typically 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.
We think you should also know about the upcoming National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Suicide Prevention Conference
Learn more by visiting the ATSISPEP Conference Website.
Proudly supported/funded by the Australian Government.
Suicide Prevention Australia
GPO Box 219 Sydney NSW 2001
02 9262 1130