World Suicide Prevention Day – 10th September 2020

By September 7, 2020Uncategorized

Suicide Prevention Australia

Suicide Prevention Australia have been providing national leadership for Australia’s suicide prevention sector for more than 25 years.

Role and Purpose

In 1992, suicide prevention advocate Alan Staines returned from an international conference with an ambitious plan to establish Australia’s first national voice for suicide and suicide prevention. Today, Suicide Prevention Australia is the peak body for suicide prevention in Australia, representing over 240 Members and Associates.

They work to build a stronger suicide prevention sector, a more aware and engaged community, and a more effective regulatory and funding environment. Together we can achieve a shared vision of a world without suicide.

History

It’s been over 25 years since Suicide Prevention Australia was founded to provide a national voice for suicide and suicide prevention in Australia. Since that time they have worked tirelessly to prevent suicide by working to build a stronger suicide prevention sector, a more aware and engaged community, and a more effective regulatory and funding environment.

By supporting each other, collaborating and advocating effectively, Australia’s suicide prevention sector has increased awareness of suicide as a priority public health concern. This has resulted in an improved policy and regulatory environment, better data and evidence, and more quality suicide prevention programs and services.

With more than 3000 Australians dying by suicide in 2017, there’s more work to do. Suicide Prevention Australia, our Members and Associates will keep working together to achieve our shared vision of a world without suicide.

To find out more, click here: www.suicidepreventionaust.org/about-us