On Monday 12 December 2016, Suicide Prevention Australia welcomed the Minister for Health, the Hon. Sussan Ley to meet with smaller Member Organisations in the suicide prevention sector. SPA Chair, Murray Bleach introduced the Minister who welcomed discussion around some the issues and concerns faced by smaller sector organisations and their priorities for the coming year.
The following members were represented:
Anxiety Recovery Centre VIC
Australian Institute for Suicide Research and Prevention
Grapevine Group Association Inc
Hope for Life (Salvation Army)
Men’s Link Inc
Support After Suicide – Jesuit Social Services
WINGS of Hope Incorporated
We thank the Minister and our Member Organisations for their time and for taking part in this important discussion. To learn more about Membership with Suicide Prevention Australia, please visit our Members section of the website.
If you or someone you know needs support, please reach out.
The following services offer free crisis and counselling telephone and online support:
Lifeline Phone: 13 11 14 www.lifeline.org.au
Suicide Call Back Service Phone: 1300 659 467 www.suicidecallbackservice.org.au
Kids Helpline Phone: 1800 55 1800 www.kidshelp.com.au
MensLine Australia Phone: 1300 78 99 78 www.mensline.org.au
beyondblue Phone: 1300 22 46 36 www.beyondblue.org.au/get-support/get-immediate-support
For a more comprehensive list of services please visit www.suicidepreventionaust.org and click on the ‘Get Help’ button on our home page.