States in Focus Forums

About the forums

In 2022, our commitment to knowledge exchange will be stronger and more targeted with grassroots States in Focus Forums events in key locations across the country.

The forums will include a diverse range of speakers including MPs, world-class researchers, experts in suicide prevention and voices of lived experience.

Some event highlights include LivingWorks SafeTALK training; networking activities with refreshments; and fireside chats with speakers and representatives from the Joint State Committees.

Key dates:

  • Sydney: 29-30 March, 2022 – registration closed
  • Brisbane: 11-12 May, 2022 – registration closed
  • Adelaide: 19-20 August, 2022

Further details about the Adelaide event will be released soon.

Members: $99.00 (incl GST)
Non-Members: $169.00 (incl GST)

Thank you to LivingWorks, our principal sponsor for this incredibly important knowledge sharing series.

LivingWorks Australia is a suicide intervention training company that trains community helpers of all kinds to work in this intervention context. Operating as a private social enterprise corporation, it employs all of the financial discipline, innovation and determination of any private sector business to achieve its mission.

QLD Forum – Registration closed

With the theme of ‘Inspiring research and connection’, we’re looking forward to connecting face-to-face for the QLD States in Focus Forum. During the 1.5 day event, we’ll hear from a range of speakers including MPs, world class researchers, lived experience voices and more.

  • Date: 11-12 May, 2022
  • Location: Hotel Grand Chancellor Brisbane – 23 Leichardt Street, Brisbane

Keynote speakers:

Special address: 


  • Hanan Al-Alawneh, Multicultural Mental Health Prevention Coordinator, Queensland Transcultural Mental Health Centre
  • Glen Wallwork, Program Coordinator of Wesley Mission QLD’s Marcus Mission Program
  • Nieves Murray, CEO, Suicide Prevention Australia
  • Rosiel Elwyn, Suicide Prevention Australia Lived Experience Panel Member
  • Karen Phillips, Board Director, Suicide Prevention Australia, and General Manager, StandBy National

MC for the event is Justin Geange, Field Officer, Mates in Construction.

Living and/or Lived Experience Registration Assistance

Suicide Prevention Australia values the integral role that lived and/or living experience plays in discussions and activities about suicide prevention. We acknowledge there can sometimes be barriers that make participation at events difficult.

We are pleased to announce that we will be providing a small number of registrations for individuals with a lived or living experience of suicide to attend the upcoming QLD States in Focus Forum.

Please read the application guide here.