Suicide Prevention Australia (SPA) key role is to build and facilitate partnerships to reduce suicide, bringing together Not-for-Profits, Governments, Primary Health Networks, business, community and lived experience to make a collective impact.
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Strategic framework for Suicide Prevention in Australia
SPA is supporting the community sector to contribute to the strategic framework for suicide prevention to inform Government development of a national strategy.
Yesterday I attended Mental Health Australia’s Parliament Advocacy Day. Alongside Suicide Prevention Australia (SPA) Members and friends, I used this platform to add to the growing momentum for ourStrategic Framework for Suicide Prevention. It is essential that suicide prevention remains a key priority on the mental health agenda and that development and implementation of this national plan happens as a matter of urgency.
“With ABS data telling us that that suicide has increased 43% in ten years, we commend our colleagues from Lifeline for sharing the call from everyday Australians to put a plan in place to turn around this heartbreaking upwards trend devastating individuals, families and whole communities.”
16 March 2017, Hobart: Suicide Prevention Australia today hosted an opportunity for the community sector and members of the public who have been personally impacted by suicide to contribute to the 2025 Strategic Framework for Suicide Prevention.