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Suicide Prevention Australia States in Focus 2021

Announcing: 2021 States in Focus Week 

Date: Monday 8 February to Thursday 11 February 2021 (one event each day)
Time: 12:00 – 12:45pm AEDT (Sydney/Canberra/Melbourne time)
Cost: Member – Free | Non-Member – $25 | Student – $15

Suicide Prevention Australia is thrilled to announce that our recently launched Joint State/Territory Committees are hosting the first official States in Focus Week.

This week will feature four online events, each one a different state and territory combination. We’ll be talking about current events, recent developments and hearing from inspiring local speakers who are doing great things for suicide prevention.

There will be an opportunity to chat with others in states/ territories across Australia, as well as ask questions to our interesting speakers.

Members of Suicide Prevention Australia receive complimentary registration and are welcome to attend the sessions from any state/ territory. Contact us for more information on how to become a member.

Event Information

Monday 8 February 2021 – NT & QLD in Focus
Featuring Jye Cardona
Moderated by Justin Geange, Field Officer, MATES in Construction

Tuesday 9 February 2021 – NSW & ACT in Focus
Speaking information coming soon
Moderated by James Bell, Group Manager, Suicide Prevention Services, Wesley LifeForce, Lifeline Sydney & Sutherland, Mental Health & Resilience Program

Wednesday 10 February 2021 – VIC & TAS in Focus
Featuring Jack Heath, CEO, Philanthropy Australia
Moderated by Graeme Holdsworth

Thursday 11 February 2021 – SA & WA in Focus
Featuring Professor Nicholas Procter, chair: mental health nursing, unisa clinical and health sciences | mental health and suicide prevention research group
Moderated by: Karen McColl, Adviser, Office of the Premier’s Advocate for Suicide Prevention