Today and tomorrow we are co hosting the 3rd International Summit on Zero Suicide in Healthcare. Representatives from 15 countries with a raft of professional and lived expertise have come together to learn from each other to see how we can better prevent suicide when someone is experiencing suicidal behaviour accesses our healthcare systems. If you are on twitter join the conversation using...
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Every personal and business donation dollar helps get community members to the National Suicide Prevention Conference. Donate today at ow.ly/Hyj43090PK3 #livedexp #ManyVoicesOneGoal #NSPC17
READ: SPA's February e-news with CEO update on the National Coalition for Suicide Prevention's recent workshop to develop a national suicide prevention plan; the upcoming #ZeroSuicide in health care international meeting in Sydney; National Suicide Prevention Conference updates; and other sector and community news and events [ Ymlp.com Link ]
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February Edition of Suicide Prevention Australia eNews

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LISTEN: SPA Member organisation, MATES In Construction CEO, Jorgen Gullestrup speaks out about their all-of-industry approach to suicide prevention in the construction industry, and what we can all do to start a conversation to help a mate in need.
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There's been a lot of talk about suicide in the news this week and, while we agree that it is very important to talk openly about suicide in the media and with each other, we recognise that for some it will bring up tough emotions. A reminder from our friends Black Dog Institute of some of the support available in Australia for you if and when you or someone you know needs it. For a...
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FREE event next week in Sydney on young people, technology and mental health. Thank you to our friends NSW Mental Health Commission for hosting Growing Up Digital, featuring guest speakers including Mamamia's Mia Freedman, ReachOut.com Australia CEO Jono Nicholas and Google's Samantha Yorke Register today at [ Cmail20.com Link ] #growingupdigital #livingwellnsw
We often get asked by people who have been impacted by suicide how they can help to take action in their community. We've had great feedback on the website as a starting point for small towns and local communities when it comes to strengthening their approach to suicide prevention. As well as information, tools and templates to use and download, there are also some example action plans from...
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A Conversation about Creating Community Action

This video was created as part of our Lived Experience Network Learning and Development series, LEN Learn. It features LEN leader Lauren Breen and SPA staff ...

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We just wanted to share the Conversations Matter resource with you again as we've had really good feedback from some members of our lived experience network this week on how helpful they found these factsheets and podcasts. [ Conversationsmatter.com.au Link ] Talking about suicide is tough. These tips give you examples of what is helpful and not so helpful to say when talking to one on one to...
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Conversations Matter

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For our friends in and around Sydney, check out this fantastic community event coming up at the end of next month! Our friends at The Official Top Ten Night and some very special guests are putting on a comedy night. Buy your ticket today! The SPA team will be there, come say hi and have a laugh with us. Many thanks to everyone involved in this event. Connecting as a community is so important...
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Laugh Hard: Top Ten Comedy Night

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One of our SPA team members has that knack of knowing just when you could do with a cuppa. It's amazing how that small and simple act of random kindness can make such a difference to your mood in that moment.
To mark Random Act of Kindness Week, our members Hunter Institute of Mental Health has developed a poster and kind act cards with some great ideas of some of the ways you can do something...
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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 at [ Everydayhero.com.au Link ] Please share this with your friends and business contacts. Each personal and business dollar donated will have far-reaching impact, providing suicide prevention education and knowledge sharing opportunities that will...
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We thought you might like this message shared by our Member organisation beyondblue. Sending lots of love and support your way today and every day, the SPA team
"We understand that not everyone gets excited about Valentine’s Day, for some of you, the constant sight of roses and cards can make you feel nauseous. But remember that you don’t need to have a special someone to celebrate – or just...
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Today on the 9th anniversary of the National Apology the SPA team acknowledges the pain and trauma caused to the Stolen Generations. We are grateful to and acknowledge the hard work of all our Members, LEN and colleagues in the work they do in healing communities. The Healing Foundation has announced a microgrant funding program enabling communities, Indigenous organisations and schools...
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The family of Anne Deveson in partnership with SPA Member SANE Australia invite you to a public memorial service to honour Anne’s extraordinary contribution to Australia.
The service will be held on Monday 13 February in Sydney (see invite below for details) and streamed live on Facebook for those who can't be there in person. To register your attendance visit [ Eventbrite.com.au Link ]
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Anne Deveson Memorial Service & Facebook Live Stream

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Today is #SaferInternetDay. Check out this video about young people having safe online conversations about suicide prevention from our Member Orygen #SID2017
VIDEO: Fantastic news item telling us a little more about what "Community Group of the Year" SPA Member The Older Mens Network inc does to support older men. Congratulations to the TOMNET team on the Australia Day Award and thank you for all you do to help connect older men to their purpose and each other #SuicidePrevention #ManyVoicesOneGoal
Sharing lessons from our Lived Experience Network (LEN) members and suicide prevention colleagues can support us all to continuously learn from one another. We can be better, together. Check out our LEN Learn page for videos, webinars, podcasts and community tips and tools [ Suicidepreventionaust.org Link ] If you want to suggest a topic for our next podcast or webinar, please send us an email...
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Don't miss the boat! If you want to share your community, network or organisation's successes/learnings, project/research findings or reflections on your personal lived experience at Australia's National Suicide Prevention Conference in Brisbane this year, please make sure you submit your idea by the end of this week (3 Feb). If you need a hand or extra time to complete the submission get in...
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Presentation Ideas (Abstract) Submissions Closing Friday

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For those of you with teenagers heading back to school, you may want to have a look at this website service designed to help parents help teenagers by our member organisation ReachOut.com Australia Visit [ Reachout.com Link ] to find information, stories, practical tips and tools, including anonymous parent forums that cover a range of topics, issues and experiences relevant to teenagers aged...
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It's not unusual to get a little tongue tied and nervous when talking about suicide, particularly when you're thinking about how to approach someone you're worried about. We have had such good feedback from our members and friends on the Communities Matter website - - which has practical tips and tools to help individuals and groups have safe conversations about suicide. Check it out and...
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