Sponsorship & Exhibition

ONLINE SYMPOSIUM | 19-22 APRIL 2021

OPPORTUNITIES
Suicide Prevention Australia invites you to sponsor or exhibit at the symposium. A variety of virtual packages are available to suit any budget.
To discuss sponsorship and exhibition opportunities please contact:

RACHAEL EDWARDS
Membership Manager
Suicide Prevention Australia
membership@suicidepreventionaust.org

OUR SPONSORS & EXHIBITORS

Principal Partner

Lifeline is Australia’s largest suicide prevention service with a vision of an Australia free of suicide.  The Lifeline network spans the nation with 41 centres in metropolitan, rural and remote areas.  There are over 10,000 volunteers and 1,000 employees working to ensure that no person in Australia has to face their darkest moments alone.

Lifeline aims to deliver digital services to Australian people in crisis, wherever they might be and in the mode in which they are most comfortable accessing support. Each year, Lifeline receives almost 1 million contacts from people in crisis.  Someone in Australia phones the 13 11 14 phoneline every 30 seconds.  People also access support online via webchat at lifeline.org.au (7pm – midnight AEDT) and through text message service on 0477 13 11 14 (6pm – midnight AEDT).  Lifeline centres also deliver accredited education and training programs focusing on suicide awareness and prevention; and community-based suicide prevention initiatives, including support services (for example counselling and bereavement groups) for those impacted by suicide.  If you, or someone you know is in need of support, please contact Lifeline.

Major Partners

Striving toward zero suicides requires sustained commitment and new approaches to supporting an ever-changing workforce. SafeSide Prevention provides modern suicide prevention training and leadership consultation for mental health, youth, and primary healthcare services. SafeSide partners with forward-looking organisations and regions in New Zealand, Canada, the UK, the US, and Australia, including the Australian DVA, NSW Health, and youth-serving centres in QLD, SA, and NSW.

SafeSide Prevention leverages technology, creativity, and human connection to ensure that your clinical and direct support providers are unified and well-prepared to support the safety and recovery of the people you serve. The SafeSide Framework provides teams with a consistent approach and language, and a common ‘map’ of evidence-based practices to guide co-design, documentation, and delivery of services that support recovery-oriented suicide prevention.   InPlace® Learning is a hybrid model developed by Dr. Anthony Pisani and colleagues (University of Rochester). InPlace thoughtfully sequences interactive online events, video-guided group workshops, web-based live ‘office hours,’ and an online Community of Practice in which SafeSide members around the world stay current, share resources, and build their professional networks. Preview a workshop at: https://www.safesideprevention.com/programs/preview-intro-behavioral-health.

We work to deliver an affordable, quality health and aged care system and better health, ageing and sport outcomes for all Australians.

We develop and deliver policies and programs and advise the Australian Government on health, aged care and sport. We work with a wide range of stakeholders to ensure better health for all Australians.

We aim to achieve our vision through evidence-based policy, well targeted programs and best practice regulation.

We’re working on a range of policy initiatives, programs and campaigns, including mental health and suicide prevention, helping to improve the health of Australians. You can find more about us and the work we do on health.gov.au.

Supporting Partner

Wesley Mission supports Australians from all walks of life and journeys alongside them to help them face life’s challenges and ultimately, reach their goals through more than 120 community services and programs.

Wesley LifeForce Suicide Prevention Services provides suicide prevention and community mental health services to educate and empower local communities, supporting people most at risk. We take a comprehensive approach to preventing suicide and enhancing community wellbeing through our work across the areas of prevention, intervention and postvention, in addition to project and events. Wesley Mission established Wesley LifeForce in 1995 as a direct response to the growing number of suicides in Australia and uses an evidence informed framework to engage communities.

Wesley LifeForce Suicide Prevention Networks are community-led and support the specific needs of a local area. Our Networks raise community awareness about suicide and empower members of all age groups and populations to develop suicide prevention strategies at a grassroots level.

Wesley LifeForce Suicide Prevention Training educates, empowers and resources all Australian communities on how to respond appropriately and confidently in a suicidal crisis, by recognising the signs and using the skills learnt to refer someone for help.

For further information, on services and training, visit

https://www.wesleymission.org.au/find-a-service/mental-health-and-hospitals/suicide-prevention/wesley-lifeforce/

Supporting Partner

Established in 2002, StandBy is Australia’s leading provider of support after suicide, dedicated to assisting anyone bereaved or impacted by suicide, including families, friends, workplaces, schools, frontline responders and witnesses.

StandBy provides a central point of connection and is accessible 24 hours a day, seven days a week, providing free face-to face and/or telephone support at a time and place that is best for each individual. StandBy offers coordinated, evidence-based support and connection to resources, local services and groups, for up to two years.

StandBy is guided by local advisory groups including community stakeholders and those with Lived Experience. StandBy builds community preparedness and resilience through extensive training to communities, schools and professional groups.

People impacted by suicide are up to eight times more likely to take their own lives, but with the appropriate support, their risk of suicidality can be reduced.   An independent evaluation found people who accessed StandBy support within 12 months of their loss were significantly less likely to:

  • be at risk of suicide (25%)
  • report experiencing mental health concerns (36%)
  • experience social isolation (22%)

StandBy is funded by the Australian Government Department of Health and is delivered locally in 11 Primary Health Network regions across Australia. Current expansions sees StandBy also leading the NSW Post Suicide Support initiative (NSW PSS), a NSW Ministry of Health ‘Towards Zero Suicides’ initiative, in partnership with Jesuit Social Services, Roses in the Ocean and the University of New England. NSW state-wide coverage will be achieved through the NSW PSS alongside the Commonwealth funded program. For more information, visit www.standbysupport.com.au

Supporting Partner

KPMG Australia is part of a global network of professional firms, providing a full range of services across a wide range of industries, government, and not-for-profit sectors. We also have a strong tradition of providing our skills and experience to address some of the most critical issues facing our communities.

KPMG acknowledges that the devastating impacts of mental ill-health and suicide across Australia are enormous. It impacts us as individuals, our families, our friends, our people, our clients and our communities.

We are committed to supporting those who are impacted by psychosocial issues & mental ill-health, through our people policies, our client work, and through our Corporate Citizenship programs.

We aspire to be a mentally-healthy workplace, and to be known as a business leader that is focused on reducing stigma, building leadership, and on changing the narrative around mental health and suicide across Australia.

Our partnership with Suicide Prevention Australia is an important part of our approach to supporting the many wonderful organisations dedicated to reducing suicide rates across the country. We are delighted to continue to build on our partnership by sponsoring the 2021 Symposium.

Keynote Speaker Partners

Rory O’Connor

MATES is a charity established by the Construction Industry to reduce the high level of suicide among Australian construction workers.

MATES provides suicide prevention through community development programs on sites, and by supporting workers in need through case management and a 24/7 help line. All based on the simple idea of Mates looking out for their Mates.

Carla Na Nagara

As the only medical research institute in Australia investigating mental health across the lifespan, we’re assisting suicide prevention in your communities. We’re offering: a Suicide Prevention Network connecting sector professionals; in depth Suicide Data Analysis; and Consulting and Capacity Building Services to support your suicide prevention planning. Contact us.

Dr Sharon McDonnell

Relationships Australia has been a leading service provider supporting healthy relationships and the well-being of children, families, individuals and communities for over 70 years. Healthy and positive relationships are an important protective factor, and Relationships Australia aims to support all people in Australia to achieve positive and respectful relationships.

Siobhan O’Neill

Orygen is leading the revolution in youth mental health. Working with young people and our partners, we are redefining what’s possible in global research, policy, education and clinical care. Our goal? To see young people with mental ill-health getting well and staying well.

Stream Partners

Lived Experience

The establishment of Wellbeing SA, as a new agency separate to the Department for Health and Wellbeing, is an exciting step towards a significant and renewed focus on prevention in South Australia. Wellbeing SA has a long-term vision to create a balanced health and wellbeing system that supports improved physical, mental and social wellbeing for all South Australians.

Indigenous

LivingWorks Australia: sharing the new co-designed and led, Indigenous-ASIST two-day suicide first aid intervention skills training. For more information visit our website or follow us on Twitter.

Research

LGBTIQ+ Health Australia is the national peak organisation working to promote the health and wellbeing of LGBTIQ+ people and communities. LGBTIQ+ Health Australia facilitates a Research Network with the aim of developing a national database and forum to improve coordination and create an authoritative voice for researchers working in LGBTIQ+ health and wellbeing.

Programs and Services

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Australia is an Australian-based multinational provider of mental health first aid education. With over 20 year’s experience, MHFA Australia training has been proven to be effective in improving mental health literacy and building workplace capacity to support the mental health of employees.

Online Platform Partner

Life in Mind (Everymind)

Life in Mind is a national gateway connecting the Australian suicide prevention sector to each other and the community. It provides a platform for knowledge exchange, builds capacity and promotes sector leadership through collaboration and engagement. Life in Mind is an initiative of Everymind. Visit lifeinmind.org.au