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.

States in Focus Forum SA

About the event

Register today for the 2022 States in Focus Forum SA and be part of a two-day community event, inspiring suicide prevention knowledge sharing and connection.

  • Date: 19 – 20 August 2022
  • Location: Pullman Adelaide, 16 Hindmarsh Square Adelaide SA 5000

As an initiative of Suicide Prevention Australia and Wellbeing SA, this event will include a diverse range of speakers including world-class researchers and local experts in suicide prevention, such as members of South Australian Suicide Prevention Networks, and people with lived experience.


View event program here.


Special address:

Minister’s address:


  • Mr John Mannion, Lead SA Mental Health Commissioner
  • Professor Nicholas Procter, Chair: Mental Health Nursing and Director of the Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Research and Education Group, UniSA Clinical and Health Sciences
  • Lyn Dean, Chief Executive, Wellbeing SA
  • Matthew McLean, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Suicide Prevention Australia
  • Stuart O’Neill, Author and Managing Director
  • Ellie Hodges, Founder and Executive Director, LELAN (the Lived Experience Leadership & Advocacy Network)
  • Karen McColl, Chair of Suicide Prevention Australia SA and WA Joint State Committee

Event MC

Registration assistance 

Suicide Prevention Australia is pleased to announce that it will be providing a small number of registrations for individuals with a lived or living experience of suicide to attend the upcoming States in Focus Forum SA to be held in Adelaide from 19-20 August 2022.  

Suicide Prevention Australia acknowledges that lived and/or living experience is integral to discussions and activities about suicide prevention and that that there can be barriers that may make it more difficult for some individuals to attend such events.  

For more information about the lived and/or living experience registration assistance opportunity, please refer to the application guide here.