Learn about and contribute to quality and innovation in Australian suicide prevention

Quality

Supporting Members to build a stronger suicide prevention sector is a key Object for SPA. A strong sector is one that consistently delivers quality suicide prevention activities in a sustainable way. SPA supports quality in suicide prevention through the following programs.

The National Suicide Prevention Research Fund
An Australian Government Fund administered by SPA to facilitate the rapid translation of knowledge into more effective services for individuals, families and communities.

The Suicide Prevention Hub: Best practice programs and services
An online resource to support sharing and learning of evaluated suicide prevention initiatives.

National Suicide Prevention Conference
An annual event to facilitate knowledge sharing and collaboration on quality suicide prevention activities.

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Innovation

SPA works with Members to build a stronger suicide prevention sector, develop collaborative partnerships to educate Australians about suicide prevention, and advocate for a better funding and policy environment; all of which requires innovation. To innovate is to introduce new ideas, methods or products. In suicide prevention this means translating new Australian research into new activities, learning from people with lived experience, and challenging the status quo. SPA supports innovation in suicide prevention through the following programs.

The National Suicide Prevention Research Fund - Innovation Grants
An Australian Government Fund grant program administered by SPA to facilitate the rapid translation of knowledge into more effective services for individuals, families and communities.

Policy & Advocacy
SPA policies help to challenge the status quo and advocate for a funding and policy environment that fosters evidence-based innovation in suicide prevention.