This World Suicide Prevention Day we’d like everyone to take a minute to change lives with as many suicide prevention awareness raising events as possible being held in Australia on or around 10 September. Add your events to our events calendar and find out more about World Suicide Prevention Day at [ Wspd.org.au Link ] #WSPD #RUOK #ManyVoicesOneGoal
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Wishing you all the very best for the Easter long weekend.
It is important for all of us to recognise that while for many this is a time of joy and relaxation, for others it may not be and can heighten feelings of isolation or loneliness. If you need to talk to someone about how you’re feeling, please reach out. You are not alone. Take care, the SPA team
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SHOUT OUT to our friends at The Official Top Ten Night for all their hard work and ongoing support for suicide prevention. Thank you to all the performers, comedians and supporters who attended the Laugh Hard event and together raised $4,461 for SPA.
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REGISTRATIONS NOW OPEN: The Plebs, Pros & Personalities 24 Hour Treadmill community challenge events will take place around the country kicking off on Friday 26 May 6pm AEST concluding Saturday 27 May 2017. Register a time slot during the 24 hours to run, walk or dance your way in support of Suicide Prevention Australia. Visit to find out more.
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Help us support community members to attend this year's National Suicide Prevention Conference. Donate today to our Community Scholarships Fund. [ Everydayhero.com.au Link ] Please share this post with your friends and business contacts.
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One of our Lived Experience Network Members quoted part of Julian Leeser's powerful maiden speech in Parliament in conversation with us today and it prompted us to share with you the names of politicians who, just last month, co-founded the first ever Parliamentary Friends of Suicide Prevention group. [ Suicidepreventionaust.org Link ]
MPs Julien Leeser and Dr Mike Kelly co-Chair this group...
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Do you work in suicide prevention? SPA is currently running State based consultations to inform the national suicide prevention plan. Register your interest to attend one of the meetings or to receive an online survey later this month by visiting our website [ Suicidepreventionaust.org Link ] #ManyVoicesOneGoal #auspol

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Thank you to World Health Organization (WHO) for shining a light on depression this World Health Day, "Depression is sometimes referred to as the "Black Dog". Just like a real dog, it needs to be embraced, understood, taught new tricks and ultimately brought to heel. If you are in difficulty, never be afraid to ask for help. There is absolutely no shame in doing so."
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We recently asked our Lived Experience Network members to complete a survey "Your Voice - Building on the Guiding Principles on the Inclusion of Lived Experience" to help us inspire organisations to step up and meaningfully engage people who have been impacted by suicide in prevention efforts.
If you have been personally impacted by suicide but are not yet a member of our national network, we...
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We recently asked our Lived Experience Network members to complete a survey
We recently asked our Lived Experience Network members to complete a survey "Your Voice - Building on the Guiding Principles on the Inclusion of Lived Experience" to help us inspire organisations to step up and meaningfully engage people who have been impacted by suicide in prevention efforts.
If you have been personally impacted by suicide but are not yet a member of our national network, we...
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We recently asked our Lived Experience Network members to complete a survey
Thank you to Lived Experience Network member, mental health advocate and SPA friend Trish for sharing her story and these lovely photos in this month's edition of MiNDFOOD [ Mindfood.com Link ]
Check out the event Trish is hosting in Sydney next month here [ Facebook.com Link ]
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Thank you to Lived Experience Network member mental health advocate and SPA

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As part of National Youth Week our friends at headspace are hosting a free online group chat session for young people this Sunday (9 April between 8 – 9pm (AEST). The topic is "does stigma stop us talking about what’s important?"
To register and set a reminder for the day:
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Latest Lived Experience Network (LEN) eNews out now: In this edition our LEN Manager, Tracy, shares some of the work she's been doing with members from across the country. This includes a Working Group that undertook a Speakers Bureau review, updated information relating to State based Community Consultations that LEN Members are invited to attend and an introduction to the newly trained...
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As we head into the weekend, we wanted to share this R U OK Day rainbow with you. Whether it's someone you know who's been battling the rough physical weather we've had lately, or someone who has been under the weather mentally, take some time to check in. As our friends at R U OK? say "make that call, send that text, start that conversation and help turn someone's day around." Take care this...
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Such an interesting opportunity to get involved in trialling a new app with our Member SANE Australia They are seeking 400 people to take part in a three-month non-clinical trial of the app commencing in July.
Register your interest via: [ Bit.ly Link ]
Such an interesting opportunity to get involved in trialling a new app

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Once a month, a few members of our team sit down for lunch and share something each of us has made at home, an important part of our work self care. This month's theme was 'Family Favourites'. Dishes ranged from chilli prawns to after school jaffles! What's one of your most loved dishes from childhood or one of your family favourites?
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Shout out to one of the many Community Champions for Life out there, Nyomi from WA, for her incredible fundraising efforts, recently raising over $12,000 for Suicide Prevention Australia and our Member organisation beyondblue at her Blue Tie Gala event in honour of her Dad. Read about it here [ Suicidepreventionaust.org Link ]
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For World Bipolar Day later this week our friends SANE Australia are creating a ‘Bipolar Survival Kit’ and they need your help!
To contribute to the kit, follow the link to the Google Doc where they’re asking people to add their unique tips and advice - [ Google.com Link ] #WBPD #mentalhealth
For World Bipolar Day later this week our friends SANE Australia are

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Have you nominated someone for a 2017 LiFE Award?Let us know about an organisation or individual that you think should be recognised for excellence in suicide prevention. Nominations close this Friday with winners announced at our annual conference in July. [ Campaign-archive1.com Link ] If you have any questions or problems meeting the Friday deadline, please email our Conference Secretariat...
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