LISTEN: Great interview with SPA Community Ambassador Joe Williams from The Enemy Within - Suicide Prevention & Mental Health Wellbeing Education "Joe Williams former NRL league star, professional boxer and now suicide prevention ambassador talked about how he navigated his career switch ups. Joe played NRL for the South Sydney Rabbitohs, Penrith Panthers and Canterbury Bulldogs before...
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Joe Williams: A champion for wellness – 2UE Talking Lifestyle

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The Annual LiFE Awards recognise people and programs for excellence in suicide prevention and are presented at the National Suicide Prevention Conference. Find out more and submit your nomination today at [ Suicidepreventionaust.org Link ] #LiFEAwards #NSPC17 #suicideprevention #ManyVoicesOneGoal [ Imgflip.com Link ]
Today the SPA team moved to a new office in Sydney. Our heartfelt thanks to our new roomies Redback Conferencing for their kind welcome and generosity. Many thanks also to the team at The Centre for Corporate Health for their hospitality over the past few months. Change in our lives can be so exciting but can also be a little unsettling. As the team was unpacking this morning we were reminded...
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"Millions of young people across the country heading into primary and secondary school over the coming weeks and some may be facing feelings of excitement, anticipation and nerves. There are students who can adjust to the changes and settle into things quickly. However, others may find this a daunting and challenging time."
Thanks to our friends at headspace for these tips for adults...
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R.E.A.C.H is a 9-week educational support group program for individuals with depression

Depression/Bipolar Group - Lifeline Harbour to Hawkesbury

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Have you put forward a presentation idea for this year's National Suicide Prevention Conference in Brisbane? Submit your presentation idea by 3 February [ Suicidepreventionaust.org Link ]
If you need a hand filling out the application or have a question, please don't hesitate to get in touch with the Conference Secretariat on +61 3 9863 7606 or michelle.bye@encanta.com.au #NSPC17...
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Call for Presentations - National Suicide Prevention Conference 2017

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The SPA team wanted to take this opportunity to wish you all the very best for the new year. As well as thinking about our professional and personal goals this year, each member of our team is taking some time this week to reflect on the self care ideas shared by members of our Lived Experience Network and Facebook community recently. If you'd like to share your self care goals for a mentally...
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Take care this holiday season. For many of us this is a time of joy and relaxation. For others it can heighten feelings of isolation and loneliness. Sometimes it's a little of both.
Be kind to yourself and please reach out for support if you need it. For a comprehensive list of services and support available to you in Australia please visit [ Suicidepreventionaust.org Link ] #selfcare...
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Finding out that someone you care about is struggling can be hard. Having a conversation about how they are coping can be challenging.
Members of our Lived Experience Network have told us that having a trusted person to talk to helps.
This online resource, has been designed to provide support for conversations about suicide with loved ones and those you are concerned for. If you are worried...
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Conversations Matter

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We’ve received some wonderful examples of how people will be taking care of themselves during what can be a very challenging couple of weeks. There are some recurring themes so we created this simple word-cloud for you to see and share. If you'd like to let us know what's in your self-care toolkit, here is a link to the short survey. We'll share some more of your ideas in the new year. [...
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SHOUT OUT to the FivesForLives organising committee who visited us to present Suicide Prevention Australia with a cheque for $11,510.
For the second year running, the FivesForLives team raised funds through their highly successful round robin soccer tournament.
Despite having to reschedule due to wet weather, this year's event was a huge success with 40 teams registering. A very big thank...
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READ: Latest eNews from Suicide Prevention Australia including a note from our CEO Sue Murray, news on the upcoming National Suicide Prevention Conference and some support information just in case you or someone you know needs some extra care over the holiday season [ Ymlp.com Link ] #suicideprevention #ManyVoicesOneGoal #selfcare
VIDEO: We are honoured to share this song by Brisbane band ROI with you on our YouTube channel, a powerful single based on a true story. It is called Maths and Engineering. [ Youtu.be Link ]
Suicide Prevention Australia is passionate about supporting people who have been impacted by suicide to be heard through our national network of lived experience. Sharing through the medium of song is such...
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ROI (feat. Stephen Ryan) - Maths and Engineering - a song shared in support of suicide prevention

We are honoured to share this song by Brisbane band ROI with you on our YouTube channel, a powerful single based on a true story. It is called Maths and Engi...

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Who will you nominate for a 2017 LiFE Award for Excellence in Suicide Prevention? We want to hear about good work being done by businesses, community organisations, media, government and individuals. It is so important that that we keep learning from each other and share what is working well particularly if these lessons can be applied in other communities. 2017 LiFE Award Nominations open...
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IDEAS: This week we asked members of our Lived Experience Network to share some of the things that help them get through the tough times. We'd also love to hear your ideas. Click here to tell us some of your tips [ Surveymonkey.com Link ] Anything from meeting our basic human needs (maybe you'll get caught up on your sleep) to other concepts like exercise or mindfulness or art. You might have...
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NEWS: We are delighted to announce that we are now welcoming Conference bursary applications. The purpose of the National Suicide Prevention Conference Bursary fund is to enable individuals with a lived experience of suicide to attend the conference. Last year thanks to the generosity of sponsors and community fundraisers we were able to provide bursaries for over 20 individuals to attend the...
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Are you interested in presenting at next year's National Suicide Prevention Conference in Brisbane? Submit your presentation idea by 3 February 2017 [ Suicidepreventionaust.org Link ]
If you need a hand filling out the application or have a question, please don't hesitate to get in touch with the Conference Secretariat on +61 3 9863 7606 or michelle.bye@encanta.com.au #NSPC17 #ManyVoicesOneGoal

Call for Presentations - National Suicide Prevention Conference 2017

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The holiday and new year period can be a busy time of year for some, and for others it can be quiet. Our Member organisation SANE Australia have shared a few ideas to embrace the quiet time [ Sane.org Link ]
If you feel like you need support, please reach out to Lifeline 13 11 14, Suicide Call Back Service 1300 659 467 or SANE Australia 1800 688 382. Best wishes and take care, SPA team

Is it okay to ignore Christmas?

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"What kind of ancestor would you like to be?"

SPA Board Director Dr Vanessa Lee poses an important question for us to all consider in this latest Croakey - independent, in-depth social journalism for health piece after attending the #WeBelong2016 International Forum on Life Promotion to Address Indigenous Suicide

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What kind of ancestor would you like to be?

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Thank you Minister Sussan Ley MP for visiting SPA today and giving our smaller Member Organisations the time to discuss their issues, concerns and priorities for the coming year.
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