Suicide Prevention Australia Ltd
Suicide Prevention Australia (SPA) provides national leadership for the suicide prevention sector in Australia. SPA works collaboratively to develop a community that knows how to ask for help and how to give help.
SPA builds and facilitates partnerships to change behaviours and attitudes to suicide prevention, and to amplify the voices of people with lived experience of suicide. SPA draws upon the knowledge and wisdom of the national Lived Experience Network, as well as lived experience advisors from across the country who work with to amplify these voices.
SPA membership is drawn from individuals and organisations working in the suicide prevention space. Organisational members range from household names (such as Lifeline) to small, local suicide prevention networks. Together with members, SPA seeks to bring about a meaningful reduction of suicide in Australia.
In recognition of the impact of suicide on every Australian, the Australian Government has dedicated $12 million to the establishment of the first National Suicide Prevention Research Fund (The Fund). This world-first fund is designed to provide sustainable financial support for Australian suicide prevention research and ensure outcomes have the greatest impact by addressing nationally agreed priorities.
Suicide Prevention Australia is proud to manage The Fund in partnership with leading experts from the lived experience community, research, government and clinical service delivery. The Fund has two main objectives:
1. to support world-class Australian research into suicide prevention and facilitate the rapid translation of knowledge into more effective services for individuals, families and communities
2. to establish a national Suicide Prevention Hub Best Practice Programs and Services to act as a trusted national source of evidence-based suicide prevention programs.
SPA welcomes contact from philanthropic organisations or businesses interested in supporting the growth and sustainability of this unique Fund.
- Lived experience
- People who have attempted suicide
- People bereaved by suicide
- Suicide prevention organisations
- Provides Policy Information
- Conducts Research
- Peak body
- Mental Health Australia (MHA)
- International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP)
- Central & Eastern Sydney PHN (CESPHN) Mental Health & Suicide Prevention Advisory Committee
- Central & Eastern Sydney PHN (CESPHN) Suicide Prevention Working Group
- Brisbane North PHN Suicide Prevention Strategy Group
- CESPHN suicide prevention commissioning panel
- Sydney North PHN suicide prevention commissioning panel
- Mental Health Principal Committee Suicide Prevention Project Reference Group
- Mental Health Principal Committee Mental Health Expert Reference Group
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Suicide Prevention Evaluation Project (ATSISPEP) National Advisory Group
- University of Western Australia Centre for Best Practice in Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Suicide Prevention Governance Committee
- Australian Government Digital Mental Health Gateway Stakeholder Group
- beyondblue Suicide Prevention Research & Campaign
- Centre for Research Excellence in Suicide Prevention (CRESP) Consumer Advisory Group
- Mental Health Commission Qld Suicide Prevention Reference Group
- Everymind Mindframe Social Media Advisory Panel
- Monash University Expert Advisory Group on Prevention of Suicide in Nursing Homes
- National Mental Health Commission Suicide Prevention Advisory Group
- NSW Mental Health Commission Suicide Prevention Strategic Advisory Group
- Communications Managers Group (suicide prevention & World Suicide Prevention Day)
- Position paper advisory groups
- Research Advisory Committee
- Suicide Prevention Hub Expert Advisory Group
- Lived Experience Network
- National Suicide Prevention Conference Program Advisory Committee
- National Suicide Prevention Conference Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Program Advisory Committee
- Reconciliation Action Plan Working Group