"It was not a night of sorrow, rather a night of community, love and hope". An inspirational annual Winter Solstice event put on for survivors of suicide by our friends in Albury Wodonga. In this article you can see some of the pictures and watch the moving speeches given by SPA Ambassador Joe Williams and TV personality Tracey Spicer. #hope #livedexp #suicideprevention #ManyVoicesOneGoal
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VIDEO: PPP4SPA co Founder Ben Higgs announces community fundraising total and new national partnership with Anytime Fitness Australia [ Youtu.be Link ] Our heartfelt thanks to everyone involved in the 2017 PPP4SPA community events held in May at 7 locations around the country. Almost $90k was raised for Suicide Prevention Australia alongside invaluable awareness through local conversation and...
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VIDEO PPP4SPA co Founder Ben Higgs announces community fundraising total and new

PPP4SPA co Founder Ben Higgs announces community fundraising total and new national partnership

PPP4SPA co Founder Ben Higgs announces community fundraising total and new national partnership with Anytime Fitness. Our heartfelt thanks to everyone involv...

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NEWS: We are honoured to have been selected as the lead agency for a new national research fund dedicated to suicide prevention. Listen to or read the media release here [ Audioboom.com Link ] There is a lot of work we need to do to make sure the right people are involved and national priorities are agreed so we make the greatest positive impact; particularly when it comes to learning from...
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Commonwealth Government names Suicide Prevention Australia as Lead for National Research Fund

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If you or someone close to you is experiencing suicidal thoughts or feelings, a BeyondNow safety plan can help you get through the tough moments. Watch this video for a brief intro to the BeyondNow app [ Youtube.com Link ]
BeyondNow was developed by beyondblue and Monash University Visit beyondblue.org.au/beyond-now for more information. #beyondnow #suicideprevention #selfcare
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About the BeyondNow suicide safety planning app

If you or someone close to you is experiencing suicidal thoughts or feelings, a BeyondNow safety plan can help you get through the tough moments. BeyondNow w...

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This #MensHealthWeek we wanted to share a podcast episode featuring two of our favourite men talking about Top Ten Ways to Stay Healthy, with a song to accompany each tip as they count them down [ Mixcloud.com Link ]
The interview is part of a radio program called Top Ten at 10 run by our good friend and #ChampionForLife Ali Taylor. In this episode he talks with mental health advocate and...
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This MensHealthWeek we wanted to share a podcast episode featuring two of

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VIDEO: #tbt to this video made by our Member Organisation Movember Foundation Australia featuring some of the most inspirational men we know [ Youtu.be Link ] #MensHealthWeek #livedexp #SuicidePrevention
Mark your diaries for World Suicide Prevention Day on 10 September. Visit wspd.org.au for more info #WSPD
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Men, we need to talk. Go to weneedtotalk.movember.com for more information on how to start important conversations and share this video to keep the conversat...

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An interesting and thought provoking interview with our Member and good friends at The Older Mens Network inc Have a listen to "Can we really work right up until aged seventy?" at [ Omny.fm Link ] #livedexp #ManyVoicesOneGoal
An interesting and thought provoking interview with our Member and good friends
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Delighted to connect our Member Organisation SuperFriend Mental Health Foundation to this opportunity to discuss what we do when more of when it comes to managing our mental health at work. Listen to CEO Margo's suggestions and insights when interviewed on national radio program Talking Lifestyle [ Omny.fm Link ] #suicideprevention #mentalhealth #mentallyhealthyworkplaces
Delighted to connect our Member Organisation SuperFriend Mental Health Foundation to this

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"Especially in Australia, we have a lot of attitudes like get over it and toughen up, be a man. I don't think those words are very helpful". Matt talks about the fear around young men getting help because of stigma and the “toughen up” mindset ingrained in the Australian culture.
More about men and mental health in Member Organisation Orygen's latest report, 'Keeping it real: Reimaging mental...
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We welcome yesterday's announcement of investment in developing programs to support good mental health for all children in Australia. Looking forward to working with our members beyondblue headspace and Early ChildHood Australia on what that looks like. The first stage of developing the initiative begins next month ahead of a 2018 launch. We'll keep you updated as the project progresses. In...
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We wanted to share a website with you that some members of our Lived Experience Network have told us helped them with the grief and feelings of loss after someone they knew and cared about took their own life. Visit [ Supportaftersuicide.org.au Link ] to browse the information and stories shared. In these tough times, please keep talking to trusted family members and friends about how you're...
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Any film fans in Sydney next weekend? Come and join the SPA team at the final of the Get Reel film festival on Sunday 18 June. Get Reel is a film festival that aims to uncover the greatest new film-making talent, in Australia and New Zealand, by asking entrants to produce a film, less than 10 minutes in length, responding to a specific theme. This year's theme is 'Time to Talk', supporting...
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Any film fans in Sydney next weekend Come and join the SPA

Get Reel 2017: Top Ten Filmmakers' Festival

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A lot of things go unsaid between young people and their parents, especially when it comes to mental health. headspace has launched the Fathers Campaign to open up conversations between parents and young people, particularly fathers and sons, to help identify mental health issues and raise awareness of the support services available. For more information about how to start these conversations,...
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Our Member organisation ReachOut.com Australia has today launched ReachOut Parents Coaching, a new online resource for parents and carers with teenagers. The service is free and confidential, provided through ReachOut’s parents service to help build effective parenting plans. For more information on the program or to receive coaching, check out the website [ Reachout.com Link ]
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"How This 'Sexy Man' Learned How to Face His Sadness." We love this The Mighty article about R U OK Day Ambassador Steven Oliver Official [ Themighty.com Link ] #Livedexp #suicideprevention #ruok
How This Sexy Man Learned How to Face His Sadness We love

How This 'Sexy Man' Learned How to Face His Sadness

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A heartfelt thank you from our CEO to all the event organisers, participants, sponsors and donors for their support for PPP4SPA 2017 community events across the country. This year the event ran across 4 States, 7 locations and 26 treadmills! Hundreds of everyday Australians, celebs and sporting pros came together to raise awareness and funds for Suicide Prevention Australia. PPP4SPA may be...
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Thank you for supporting PPP4SPA 2017!

A heartfelt thank you to all the event organisers, participants, sponsors and donors for their support for PPP4SPA 2017 community events across the country. ...

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"To coincide with the 50th anniversary of the 1967 federal referendum, when Australians voted overwhelmingly to amend the constitution and provide rights to our First Peoples, three Indigenous leaders have been honoured as the 2017 Australia Post Legends." One of these legends is SPA Ambassador Professor Tom Calma AO. We are delighted to see him recognised in this way and hope that this will...
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Australia Post Australian Legends Award for 2017

To coincide with the 50th anniversary of the 1967 federal referendum, when Australians voted overwhelmingly to amend the constitution and provide rights to o...

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NEWS: Very cool and potentially powerful use of technology by our Member The Butterfly Foundation. Read about an educative virtual reality clip being developed to increase understanding and empathy towards eating disorders. #livedexp #changingattitudes
NEWS Very cool and potentially powerful use of technology by our Member

New virtual reality film captures the anguish of eating disorders

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1 day to go! EARLYBIRD registration for the National Suicide Prevention Conference closes tomorrow. Register now for discounted earlybird rates. We are honoured to have Dr June Oscar, Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner open our conference as our Keynote Speaker and pleased to welcome a host of international suicide prevention experts alongside Australia's leading...
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1 day to go EARLYBIRD registration for the National Suicide Prevention Conference

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So good to see SPA Member Organisation Ambassadors like Lifeline's Dan Conn getting behind #PPP4SPA and supporting local communities as they come together to raise funds and awareness for suicide prevention. We're all in this together! #ManyVoicesOneGoal
So good to see SPA Member Organisation Ambassadors like Lifelines Dan Conn