Suicide Prevention Australia, lead agency for the National Coalition for Suicide Prevention, welcomes the Australian Labor Party's $72m mental health and suicide prevention plan announced by Leader of the Opposition Bill Shorten MP today.
Media Release - Peak body welcomes Coalition plans and funding pledges to support Australians to stay alive
Australia, 26 June 2016: Suicide Prevention Australia welcomes The Coalition’s $192m suicide prevention and mental health plan announced today.
Australians are demanding action to prevent suicides. Thousands of lives depend on election promises being translated into sustainable change in Government and community. Our Federal Election Manifesto for Suicide Prevention sets out essential first steps for the incoming Government.
Suicide Prevention Australia welcomes the Victorian Government’s release of a Suicide Prevention Framework today, a key priority set out in the State’s 10 year Mental Health Plan announced last November.
Suicide Prevention Lived Experience Speakers have a lived experience of suicide.Our Speakers help to:
• Improve the community’s understanding of suicide
• Correct myths and stereotypes about suicide
• Reduce fear, shame and stigma
• Encourage people to seek support if they are experiencing suici
In April 2016, Suicide Prevention Australia Deputy CEO and Head of Communications Kim Borrowdale was the humble recipient of the first ever Ian Potter Foundation International Learning and Development Grant for Not for Profits.