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SA Re-examining our relationship to suicide in the mental health space

Event Details
Date: 24 March 2021
Time: 6.00pm-8.30pm
Venue: UniSA City West Campus
State: South Australia
CPD hrs: 2.0

Free - Members
$5 Non Members
$2 Student non members

Organiser: AASW SA Branch
Further information
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The Program

Join us as we spend an evening re-examining our relationship to suicidality and how we support those experiencing it.
Guest presenters Matt Ball and Rory Ritchie will present on the Suicide Narratives approach developed at the Humane Clinic – an alternative to pathologizing and risk-oriented models of responding.
This presentation will be followed by a panel discussion exploring the themes raised and the broader implications for the way we approach supporting people through distress and crisis – both professionally and personally.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand a social justice and narrative based conceptualisation of suicide.
  • Develop awareness of lived experience knowledge in developing an understanding of suicide.
  • Learn from the shared knowledge from Lived Experience, Clinical, Academic and policy perspectives in the panel discussion.


Matt Ball - Nurse Practitioner and Psychotherapist, Humane Clinic.

Rory Ritchie – Social Worker and Psychotherapist, Humane Clinic.

Ellie Hodges - Executive Director and Founder of Lived Experience Leadership & Advocacy Network.

Dr Annie Jarvis – Social Work Researcher-Educator and Consultant.

Emma Temple-Heald - Peer Worker and Lived Experience Representative

Location and date

Wednesday 24 March 2021


UniSA City West Campus - BH-209, Barbara Hanrahan Building (ground floor)


Free for Members

$2 Student non members

$5 Non Members

AASW - Australian Association of Social Workers