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National Suicide Prevention Conference 2017

Event Details
Date: 25-29 July 2017
Venue: Brisbane, Qld
CPD hrs: Up to 28.25 hours if attending whole event

Varied please refer to the Conference website

Organiser: Suicide Prevention Australia

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Suicide Prevention Australia (SPA) presents the annual National Suicide Prevention Conference to benefit those who are working in, and supported by, suicide prevention. Attracting over 400 delegates, the conference is recognised by governments, sector leaders and people with lived experience as an important vehicle for ensuring that those with responsibility for delivering services, are able to provide the best available support to those who are vulnerable, at-risk and/or disenfranchised in a timely and effective manner.

Key Elements of the Conference:

  • Plenary sessions showcasing the best work from around the globe and in Australia.
  • Recognising the importance of the voice of lived experience, the Program will have strong representation from people with a lived experience of suicide.
  • Abstract presentations highlighting the intersection of Research, Policy, Practice and Lived Experience.
  • LiFE Awards ceremony
  • In-depth workshops alongside the conference
  • Members’ forum
  • Who will Attend?

The demographic of the delegates will be broad and extend to all facets of the suicide prevention and mental health sectors:

  • Academics
  • Allied Health Professionals
  • Carers
  • Clinicians
  • Community representatives
  • Consumers
  • Counsellors
  • Educations Institutions
  • First responders - Emergency Service / Defence / Police / Volunteer personnel
  • General Practitioners
  • Health Professionals Local/State/Governments
  • Non-Government Organisations
  • Nurses
  • People with Lived Experience of Suicide*
  • Policy Makers
  • Private Health Services
  • Private Practitioners
  • Psychiatrists
  • Psychologists
  • Public Health Services
  • Researchers
  • Rural Mental Health providers
  • Social Workers

*Suicide Prevention Australia defines a lived experience of suicide as having experienced suicidal thoughts, survived a suicide attempt, cared for someone who has attempted suicide, been bereaved by suicide, or having been touched by suicide in another way.

Aims of the Conference

  • Increase sector commitment to participate in a collaborative approach to suicide prevention
  • Enhance community participation in suicide prevention activities
  • Facilitate the continuation and development of quality suicide prevention initiatives

Learning objectives and presenter details

Please refer to the National Suicide Prevention Conference website

Presenter details:

Program details

Please refer to the National Suicide Prevention Conference program

Location and dates

Sofitel Brisbane Central,
249 Turbot St,
QLD 4000

25 - 29 July 2017


Full rate $1150; earlybird (to 30 May 2017) $1050;
Members $930
Student $750
Two days $850
One day $550



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