Media Release: Peak body welcomes Governor-General as Patron

1 November 2016

Suicide Prevention Australia is extremely proud to announce that His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd), Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, has become a Patron for our organisation.

Sir Peter was delighted to accept the role as Patron for Suicide Prevention Australia as he sees our work as complementary to his responsibilities as Governor-General and to themes of personal interest to him.

“The Governor-General’s history of service to the nation and the community makes him uniquely suited to supporting Suicide Prevention Australia,” says SPA Chairman Murray Bleach.

“His Excellency has long supported suicide prevention in Australia, speaking at the National Suicide Prevention Conference and, this year, hosting a reception at his residence with Lady Cosgrove to spend time talking with Suicide Prevention Australia Members about the work they do.

“For Suicide Prevention Australia to be formally associated with someone who plays such an important role in Australian national life is an honour.”