National Suicide Prevention Conference 2018

Suicide Prevention Australia (SPA) presents the annual National Suicide Prevention Conference to benefit those who are working in, and supported by, suicide prevention programs. Attracting over 500 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.

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
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
  • Engagement with and for PHNs
Who will Attend?

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

Allied Health Professionals 
Community representatives 
Educations Institutions 
First responders - Emergency Service / Defence / Police / Volunteer personnel 
General Practitioners 
Health Professionals Local/State/Governments

Non-Government Organisations 
People with Lived Experience of Suicide* 
Policy Makers 
Private Health Services 
Private Practitioners 
Public Health Services 
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.


More Information and to Register:


July 23, 2018 at 12:00pm - July 26, 2018


Adelaide Convention Centre
North Terrace
Adelaide 5000
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