Our Ambition

Suicide Prevention Australia is the national peak body for the suicide prevention sector. We exist to provide a clear, collective voice for suicide prevention, so that together we can save lives. We believe that through collaboration and shared purpose, we can work towards our ambition of a world without suicide.

MEMBERS ARE CENTRAL TO EVERYTHING WE DO
We’re a member-based organisation that’s guided by people with lived experience of suicide. We count among our members the largest and many of the smallest organisations working in suicide prevention, practitioners, researchers and community leaders.

Compass 2025

Compass 2025 outlines Suicide Prevention Australia’s direction for the next five years. Four pillars underpin our strategic direction.

Core principles
MEMBERS ARE CENTRAL
A. Be the collective voice of the suicide prevention sector
B. Integrate people with lived experience of suicide in our work
C. Measure our collective impact on the prevention of suicide
Strategic initiatives
INFORM through evidence
  • Become the gateway to current knowledge on suicide prevention
  • Synthesize data and develop insights to inform and advise policy and decision makers
  • Foster research and innovation to deepen understanding and practical application
INFLUENCE SYSTEMATIC CHANGE
  • Identify and respond to gaps in knowledge, policy and practice in suicide prevention
  • Build strategic partnerships with key stakeholders to promote a holistic approach to suicide prevention
  • Communicate and engage effectively with stakeholders
STRENGTHEN CAPACITY & CAPABILITY
  • Develop frameworks, tools and resources to build sector capability
  • Support quality improvement in suicide prevention programs and practice
  • Enhance workforce capacity in suicide prevention skills and knowledge
SUSTAIN OUR ORGANISATION
  • Ensure financial viability by establishing sustainable sources of revenue
  • Secure organisational productivity via efficient business systems
  • Facilitate a high performance culture with an engaged workforce