Suicide Prevention Australia Symposium 2021 will bring together the latest thinking in suicide prevention for a powerhouse event next week (Monday 19 – 22 April).
Attracting global leaders in suicide prevention, this online event brings together the brightest minds to debate and consider the most effective suicide prevention approaches. Psychological and social risk factors will be at the forefront of the symposium alongside postvention and exposure to suicide.
“COVID has brought many changes, so it’s really important to still come together as a community to talk about what’s happening,” said Suicide Prevention Australia CEO, Nieves Murray.
“Australia is a global leader in research and innovation into suicide prevention and the symposium provides a platform to showcase what’s working around the world.
“It’s also an opportunity to discuss innovation and how we can harness our collective energy and move forward together as a sector.
“We are delighted to have Jenny Brockie, one of Australia’s best-known and experienced journalists to MC the Symposium.
“We welcome Carla Na Nagara from New Zealand as a keynote speaker, as well as Rory O’Connor from Scotland, Dr Sharon McDonnell from England and Siobhan O’Neill from Northern Ireland.
“Also presenting at the Symposium are Christine Morgan, CEO of the National Mental Health Commission and National Suicide Prevention Adviser to Prime Minister Scott Minister, and The Hon. David Coleman MP, Assistant Minister to the Prime Minister for Mental Health and Suicide Prevention.
“We are very fortunate to have such high-profile speakers at the event, including Professor Pat Dudgeon, Director, Centre of Best Practice in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Suicide Prevention.
“The Symposium will provide a gateway to unite suicide prevention experts with professionals working in and around the health sector.
“Together, these speakers represent the strongest line up of suicide prevention experts,” said Ms Murray.
The four-day Symposium combines keynote speakers, breakout sessions and networking opportunities.
The themes of the Symposium are:
- Stigma, mental ill-health and suicide
- Psychological and social risk factors
- Postvention and exposure to suicide
- Support and care to vulnerable population groups.
Attendees will include health professionals with an interest in mental health and suicide prevention, researchers, students, and people working in or with the suicide prevention sector.
Find out more about the Symposium and review the program on our Symposium website –
To request a media pass please contact Suicide Prevention Australia’s media team:
Clare Kinsella – mob 0427 689 689 / email firstname.lastname@example.org
Anita Ray – mob 0414 266 337 / email email@example.com
Help to report about suicide safely is available online: Go to www.mindframe-media.info
To get help 24/7, phone Lifeline on 13 11 14 or the Suicide Call Back Service on 1300 659 467. If you or someone you know are in immediate danger, phone 000 for emergency services.