National Suicide Prevention Conference 2019


Suicide Prevention Australia (SPA) has worked closely with a Program Advisory Committee consisting of Members from research, service provision and lived experience perspectives to develop a comprehensive program. More interest than ever before was received for this Conference.

This year’s theme is United In Action. 

The theme reflects the unique nature of the National Suicide Prevention Conference, which is highly regarded for its ability to bring people from a wide range of backgrounds and communities together.  This unification enables delegates to learn from each other, network and have shared experiences.

This is also a time when Conference participants can obtain up-to-date information on policy and national program activities, such as the National Suicide Prevention Trial Sites, place-based and regional projects, and the crisis response and aftercare reforms that are underway.

Reflecting our deep concern to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in suicide prevention, the Conference program includes a specific indigenous stream of sessions.

Throughout the Conference program, lived experience expertise will inform the interpretation of the theme, so that United In Action can mean we are united with those people, families and communities that have felt the impact of suicide, and look forward with hope for change.


Key Conference Elements

  • 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
  • Engagement with and for PHNs.

The full program is now available here.


4 day Conference 



Learning Outcomes



Monday 22 - Thursday 25 July 2019
Pullman Melbourne, 65 Queens Road
Albert Park, VIC 3004

Session Times
8.30 AM - 5 PM daily 

For all enquires, please contact the Events Team on: 
Phone 02 9262 1130


Suicide risk prediction, risk mitigation, safety planning, assessment, seeking support, recognising, suicidal thoughts, help, lived experience, personal, research trial, policy, prevention, community, initiatives, stress, crisis program, treatment framework, strategies

GP, GP Registrar, Specialist, Doctor in Training (DIT), Junior Doctor, Medical Student, International Medical Graduate, Overseas Trained DoctorAcademics, Allied Health Professionals, Carers, Clinicians, Community Representatives, Consumers, Counsellors, Educations Institutions, First Responders – Emergency Service / Defence / Police / Volunteer Personnel, Health Professionals Local/State/Governments, Non-Government Organisations, Nurses, People with Lived Experience of Suicide, Policy Makers, Private Health Services, Private Practitioners, Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Public Health Services, Researchers, Rural Mental Health Providers, Social Workers


Suicide Prevention Australia
64 461 352 676
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