National Suicide Prevention Symposium
The Black Dog Institute is pleased to host a 2-day national suicide prevention symposium. Bringing together for the first time the 29 Black Dog Institute supported suicide prevention trials from across Australia, to reflect on the collective experience of implementing a systems approach to suicide prevention.
The National Suicide Prevention Symposium will be an opportunity to:
- Share what we know collectively about ‘how to do’ systems and different ways sites have overcome challenges and barriers;
- Learn how trial site activities are evaluated at the local level, and how these learnings will be shared;
- Engage in interdisciplinary workshops to cover key suicide prevention issues;
- Share knowledge from sites working with priority populations and local adaptations;
- Explore which elements of the trials are sustainable, and consider other aspects to effective suicide prevention; and
- Understand how suicide prevention activities inform local, regional, state and federal planning and policy processes.
The event is designed to be interactive and to facilitate knowledge exchange. Participants will share professional and community expertise to enhance and sustain national suicide prevention activities.
Date: Tuesday 21st– Wednesday 22nd May 2019
Venue: The Rex Hotel, 150 Northbourne Ave, Braddon, Canberra
National Suicide Prevention Symposium Resources:
Who should attend:
- All suicide prevention trial site coordinators supported by Black Dog:
- National Suicide Prevention Trials
- Victorian place-based trials
- NSW LifeSpan trials
- ACT LifeSpan trial;
- Researchers engaged in evaluating the suicide prevention trials;
- Representatives from Primary Health Networks and Local Health District (or equivalent) active in suicide prevention outside the existing trials; and
- Sector and peak body representatives.
Accommodation: Information about accommodation options is available through the registration portal below.
Registration: The symposium is free for Black Dog supported trial sites*. For additional attendees, registration is $550 (incl. GST).
- Access to all symposium sessions from 21 – 22 May 2019
- Conference tote bag, notepad, pen & name badge
- Arrival tea and coffee, tea breaks and lunches
- Networking function on evening of Tuesday 21 May 2019 including drinks and canapés
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