Life in Mind shares insights and expertise from IASP 31st World Congress 2021

Posted 20th September 2021 in IASP 31st World Congress

The Life in Mind team is proud to be attending the International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP) 31st World Congress 2021, supporting the sharing of latest research, knowledge and reflections across the Australian and international suicide prevention sectors.

The virtual event, held from 21-24 September 2021, provides an information sharing platform for academics, researchers, those with lived experience, and policy makers associated with suicide prevention efforts or working within suicide prevention related topics.

Everymind Project Lead, Amanda McAtamney, says the World Congress provides a unique opportunity to connect and learn from suicide prevention leaders around the world.

"Life in Mind, as a gateway to suicide prevention in Australia, supports knowledge sharing within the sector, and the IASP 31st World Congress provides the ideal platform for highlighting the range of collaborative partnerships, research and suicide prevention activities currently being undertaken,” Ms McAtamney says.

“The Life in Mind team will be learning and unpacking the highlights and latest insights each day for the community.”

Ms McAtamney will present at the congress, discussing the Life in Mind national portal and the National Communications Charter, on Wednesday 22 September from 1.30pm.

As part of its participation in the event, the Life in Mind team will meet delegates in the Everymind virtual booth, providing information about the portal, the National Communications Charter, upcoming projects, and the latest research in suicide prevention. 

The Life in Mind team will also live tweet over the four-day event, sharing insights from plenary sessions and keynote speakers including:

  • Tuesday, 21 September, from 4pm AEST: opening plenaries, with speakers David Coleman MP, Assistant Minister to the Prime Minister for Mental Health & Suicide Prevention, Prime Minister Scott Morrison, Professor Pat Dudgeon, Ms Bronwen Edwards, and Professor Rory O’Connor
  • Wednesday, 22 September, 9-10.30am AEST: Suicide prevention in men and boys, with keynote speakers, Professor John Oliffe, Professor Jane Pirkis, and Dr Zac Seidler
  • Thursday, 23 September, 11am-12.30pm AEST: Suicide prevention in the workplace, with keynote speakers, Dr Sally Spencer Thomas, Associate Professor Lai Fong Chan, and Dr Anthony LaMontagne 
  • Friday, 24 September, 2.30-4pm AEST: Community and Implementation, with keynote speakers, Dr Soumitra, Professor Nav Kapur, and Professor Joseph Osafo \

The full programme can be downloaded via the IASP website:

Follow the Life in Mind daily highlights of the congress via Twitter @LifeinMindAU.

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