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The official Suicide Prevention Australia AudioBoom Channel.Suicide Prevention Australia 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.We build and facilitate partnerships to change behaviours around mental illness and suicide, and to assist the healing for people with lived experience of suicide.If any of the stories shared on this page bring up touch emotions for you, please reach out to a trusted family member or friend, or one of the support services we have available in Australia (visit our website and click on the Get Help button for more information).

Latest Episodes

Interview with 2018 National Conference Keynote Speaker David Covington on Crisis Now, Zero Suicide and the peer workforce

Running time 41.55 At the 2018 National Suicide Prevention Conference held in Adelaide SA we were delighted to welcome David Covington as one of our international speakers. David kindly talked with us following his Plenary Presentations and Workshops at the conference so that those of you who couldn't be there in person could hear some of his key points and learnings. More on Mr Covington below. David Covington, LPC, MBA serves as CEO and President of RI International, is a partner in Behavioral Health Link, co-founder of CrisisTech 360 and leads the international initiatives “Crisis Now,” “Zero Suicide” and “Peer 2.0.” He is a two-time national winner of the Council of State Governments Innovations Award, in 2008 with the Georgia Crisis & Access Line and again in 2012 with Magellan Health. For five consecutive years, he competed as a national finalist in innovations competitions, including Harvard’s Innovations in American Government in 2009, and was featured in Business Wee...

41 MIN2018 JUL 31
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Interview with 2018 National Conference Keynote Speaker David Covington on Crisis Now, Zero Suicide and the peer workforce

Interview with 2018 National Conference Keynote Speaker Carol Hopkins on strengths based approaches to First Nations' suicide prevention

Running time 21.32 At the 2018 National Suicide Prevention Conference held in Adelaide SA we were delighted to welcome Carol Hopkins , Executive Director, Thunderbird Partnership Foundation, Ontario, Canada as one of our international speakers. Carol kindly talked with us following her Plenary Presentation at the conference so that those of you who couldn't be there in person could hear some of her key points and learnings. More on Ms Hopkins below. Carol Hopkins is the Executive Director of the Thunderbird Partnership Foundation (a division of the National Native Addictions Partnership Foundation) and is of the Lenape Nation at Moraviantown, ON. Carol Hopkins has spent over 20 years in the field of First Nations addictions and mental health. She holds both a Masters of Social Work Degree from the University of Toronto and a degree in sacred Indigenous Knowledge, equivalent to a PhD in western based education systems. Carol also holds a sessional faculty position in the school of so...

21 MIN2018 JUL 30
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Interview with 2018 National Conference Keynote Speaker Carol Hopkins on strengths based approaches to First Nations' suicide prevention

Interview with Sarah Coker, SANE Australia, on launch on Mental Illness and Suicide Prevention Position Statement

Running time 9.42 On 23 July 2018, at Suicide Prevention Australia’s National Suicide Prevention Conference, Chief Executive Nieves Murray launched a paper that challenges Australia’s view of the role of mental illness when it comes to suicide prevention. Listen to our interview with SANE Australia's Head of Programs, Sarah Coker, on why this Paper is important and what it means for all of us. More on the Paper below and [on the SPA website](https://www.suicidepreventionaust.org/news/media-release-new-discussion-paper-challenges-australia%E2%80%99s-views-role-mental-illness-and-suicide). Research shows people living with complex mental illness are 13-45 times more likely to take their own life their own life than those living without mental illness. For people living with: * Borderline personality disorder the risk is 45 times greater * Anorexia nervosa the risk is 31 times greater * Major depressive disorder the risk is 20 times greater * Bipolar disorder is 17 times greater * Sc...

9 MIN2018 JUL 29
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Interview with Sarah Coker, SANE Australia, on launch on Mental Illness and Suicide Prevention Position Statement

Interview with 2018 Leadership LiFE Award Winner Jorgen Gullestrup

Running time 13.22 In 2018 Suicide Prevention Australia (SPA) celebrated the 15th Annual LiFE Awards recognising excellence in suicide prevention. The 2018 National Suicide Prevention Conference Dinner played host to this important event and was a chance for the whole sector to appreciate the innovative work being undertaken by our peers and colleagues. The Awards are a prestigious national event that attracts nominations from all areas including business, industry, media, community, government, youth research and medicine – all with an interest in suicide prevention. Nominations are received from all over Australia, and we were delighted with the number of quality nominations this year showcasing the exciting and diverse range of work being undertaken within the field. The nominees range from mainstream programs to local ‘grass roots’ organisations and dedicated individuals. The Awards celebrate the commitment and energy of the nominees and their vital contribution to the reduct...

13 MIN2018 JUL 26
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Interview with 2018 Leadership LiFE Award Winner Jorgen Gullestrup

Interview with Joe Williams, 2018 LiFE Award Winner in Communities Matter Category

Running time 17.41 In 2018 Suicide Prevention Australia (SPA) celebrated the 15th Annual LiFE Awards recognising excellence in suicide prevention. The 2018 National Suicide Prevention Conference Dinner played host to this important event and was a chance for the whole sector to appreciate the innovative work being undertaken by our peers and colleagues. The Awards are a prestigious national event that attracts nominations from all areas including business, industry, media, community, government, youth research and medicine – all with an interest in suicide prevention. Nominations are received from all over Australia, and we were delighted with the number of quality nominations this year showcasing the exciting and diverse range of work being undertaken within the field. The nominees range from mainstream programs to local ‘grass roots’ organisations and dedicated individuals. The Awards celebrate the commitment and energy of the nominees and their vital contribution to the reduct...

17 MIN2018 JUL 24
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Interview with Joe Williams, 2018 LiFE Award Winner in Communities Matter Category

National Suicide Prevention Research Fund opens applications for PhD scholarships

Suicide Prevention Australia is pleased to advise that the National Suicide Prevention Research Fund is today opening applications for PhD scholarships. There are six scholarships being offered each valued at $105,000 over three years. **Applications open Monday 25th June and close 3rd August 2018.** [Please read and share the application information on our website.](https://www.suicidepreventionaust.org/higher-degree-research-scholarships) The aim of the scholarship program is to support outstanding graduates early in their research career to be trained to conduct research that is relevant to all aspects of suicide prevention, is internationally competitive and will assist in developing a capacity for original independent research within Australia. Review the Guidelines for Scholarships to determine eligibility, funding and the criteria for assessment. There will be up to six scholarships offered to researchers in the 2018\. Three of these will be funded directly through the Nation...

3 MIN2018 JUN 25
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National Suicide Prevention Research Fund opens applications for PhD scholarships

SPA CEO Nieves Murray asks Members for feedback on current communication

2 MIN2018 MAY 28
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SPA CEO Nieves Murray asks Members for feedback on current communication

Interview with Dr Sally Spencer Thomas at IASP Asia Pacific 2018

Dr Sally Spencer-Thomas is a clinical psychologist and mental health advocate. She has been involved in numerous large scale awareness and public education campaigns in mental health and suicide prevention, including man therapy, an innovative men’s suicide prevention campaign using humour, media and digital engagement to promote mental health and suicide prevention to high risk men. Sally spoke with SPA Knowledge Exchange Manager Michelle Kwan recently at the International Association for Suicide Prevention Conference in Waitangi, Bay of Islands in New Zealand, about some of the challenges to help-seeking for men and the impact of rebranding mental health care to align to the values of your audience. More about IASP Asia Pacific 2018 at https://iasp.info/newzealand/

10 MIN2018 MAY 17
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Interview with Dr Sally Spencer Thomas at IASP Asia Pacific 2018

Interview with Associate Professor Kerry Gibson about The Mirror Project

Associate Professor Kerry Gibson ( Director Clinical Psychology Programme of theSchool of Psychology at theUniversity of Auckland) spoke with SPA Lived Experience Network Manager Tracy McCown about The Mirror Project. More about The Mirror Project at https://www.themirrorproject.co.nz/ More about IASP Asia Pacific 2018 at https://iasp.info/newzealand/

4 MIN2018 MAY 16
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Interview with Associate Professor Kerry Gibson about The Mirror Project

Interview with Evaluation and Communication Scientist Linda Langford

Dr Linda Langford is a great resource to the suicide prevention sector’s push for quality improvement. She has the exciting role of Evaluation and Communication Scientist at the Suicide Prevention Resource Center. She previously co-managed the US Best Practices Registry for Suicide Prevention and has a wealth of knowledge around the challenges and benefits of developing and maintaining a national online register of evaluated programs and services. She has also worked on suicide prevention messaging and stigma reduction with the US Departments of Defense, Veterans Affairs and Education. From 1998 to 2005, she was an Assistant Clinical Professor at Tufts University School of Medicine and is a Visiting Scientist at Harvard’s Department of Health Policy and Management. She spoke with SPA General Manager Nikki Kelso on the importance of evaluating suicide prevention programs. Find out more about the Suicide Prevention Resource Center at https://www.sprc.org/ Visit the newly launched Au...

1 MIN2018 MAY 1
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Interview with Evaluation and Communication Scientist Linda Langford

Latest Episodes

Interview with 2018 National Conference Keynote Speaker David Covington on Crisis Now, Zero Suicide and the peer workforce

Running time 41.55 At the 2018 National Suicide Prevention Conference held in Adelaide SA we were delighted to welcome David Covington as one of our international speakers. David kindly talked with us following his Plenary Presentations and Workshops at the conference so that those of you who couldn't be there in person could hear some of his key points and learnings. More on Mr Covington below. David Covington, LPC, MBA serves as CEO and President of RI International, is a partner in Behavioral Health Link, co-founder of CrisisTech 360 and leads the international initiatives “Crisis Now,” “Zero Suicide” and “Peer 2.0.” He is a two-time national winner of the Council of State Governments Innovations Award, in 2008 with the Georgia Crisis & Access Line and again in 2012 with Magellan Health. For five consecutive years, he competed as a national finalist in innovations competitions, including Harvard’s Innovations in American Government in 2009, and was featured in Business Wee...

41 MIN2018 JUL 31
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Interview with 2018 National Conference Keynote Speaker David Covington on Crisis Now, Zero Suicide and the peer workforce

Interview with 2018 National Conference Keynote Speaker Carol Hopkins on strengths based approaches to First Nations' suicide prevention

Running time 21.32 At the 2018 National Suicide Prevention Conference held in Adelaide SA we were delighted to welcome Carol Hopkins , Executive Director, Thunderbird Partnership Foundation, Ontario, Canada as one of our international speakers. Carol kindly talked with us following her Plenary Presentation at the conference so that those of you who couldn't be there in person could hear some of her key points and learnings. More on Ms Hopkins below. Carol Hopkins is the Executive Director of the Thunderbird Partnership Foundation (a division of the National Native Addictions Partnership Foundation) and is of the Lenape Nation at Moraviantown, ON. Carol Hopkins has spent over 20 years in the field of First Nations addictions and mental health. She holds both a Masters of Social Work Degree from the University of Toronto and a degree in sacred Indigenous Knowledge, equivalent to a PhD in western based education systems. Carol also holds a sessional faculty position in the school of so...

21 MIN2018 JUL 30
Comments
Interview with 2018 National Conference Keynote Speaker Carol Hopkins on strengths based approaches to First Nations' suicide prevention

Interview with Sarah Coker, SANE Australia, on launch on Mental Illness and Suicide Prevention Position Statement

Running time 9.42 On 23 July 2018, at Suicide Prevention Australia’s National Suicide Prevention Conference, Chief Executive Nieves Murray launched a paper that challenges Australia’s view of the role of mental illness when it comes to suicide prevention. Listen to our interview with SANE Australia's Head of Programs, Sarah Coker, on why this Paper is important and what it means for all of us. More on the Paper below and [on the SPA website](https://www.suicidepreventionaust.org/news/media-release-new-discussion-paper-challenges-australia%E2%80%99s-views-role-mental-illness-and-suicide). Research shows people living with complex mental illness are 13-45 times more likely to take their own life their own life than those living without mental illness. For people living with: * Borderline personality disorder the risk is 45 times greater * Anorexia nervosa the risk is 31 times greater * Major depressive disorder the risk is 20 times greater * Bipolar disorder is 17 times greater * Sc...

9 MIN2018 JUL 29
Comments
Interview with Sarah Coker, SANE Australia, on launch on Mental Illness and Suicide Prevention Position Statement

Interview with 2018 Leadership LiFE Award Winner Jorgen Gullestrup

Running time 13.22 In 2018 Suicide Prevention Australia (SPA) celebrated the 15th Annual LiFE Awards recognising excellence in suicide prevention. The 2018 National Suicide Prevention Conference Dinner played host to this important event and was a chance for the whole sector to appreciate the innovative work being undertaken by our peers and colleagues. The Awards are a prestigious national event that attracts nominations from all areas including business, industry, media, community, government, youth research and medicine – all with an interest in suicide prevention. Nominations are received from all over Australia, and we were delighted with the number of quality nominations this year showcasing the exciting and diverse range of work being undertaken within the field. The nominees range from mainstream programs to local ‘grass roots’ organisations and dedicated individuals. The Awards celebrate the commitment and energy of the nominees and their vital contribution to the reduct...

13 MIN2018 JUL 26
Comments
Interview with 2018 Leadership LiFE Award Winner Jorgen Gullestrup

Interview with Joe Williams, 2018 LiFE Award Winner in Communities Matter Category

Running time 17.41 In 2018 Suicide Prevention Australia (SPA) celebrated the 15th Annual LiFE Awards recognising excellence in suicide prevention. The 2018 National Suicide Prevention Conference Dinner played host to this important event and was a chance for the whole sector to appreciate the innovative work being undertaken by our peers and colleagues. The Awards are a prestigious national event that attracts nominations from all areas including business, industry, media, community, government, youth research and medicine – all with an interest in suicide prevention. Nominations are received from all over Australia, and we were delighted with the number of quality nominations this year showcasing the exciting and diverse range of work being undertaken within the field. The nominees range from mainstream programs to local ‘grass roots’ organisations and dedicated individuals. The Awards celebrate the commitment and energy of the nominees and their vital contribution to the reduct...

17 MIN2018 JUL 24
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Interview with Joe Williams, 2018 LiFE Award Winner in Communities Matter Category

National Suicide Prevention Research Fund opens applications for PhD scholarships

Suicide Prevention Australia is pleased to advise that the National Suicide Prevention Research Fund is today opening applications for PhD scholarships. There are six scholarships being offered each valued at $105,000 over three years. **Applications open Monday 25th June and close 3rd August 2018.** [Please read and share the application information on our website.](https://www.suicidepreventionaust.org/higher-degree-research-scholarships) The aim of the scholarship program is to support outstanding graduates early in their research career to be trained to conduct research that is relevant to all aspects of suicide prevention, is internationally competitive and will assist in developing a capacity for original independent research within Australia. Review the Guidelines for Scholarships to determine eligibility, funding and the criteria for assessment. There will be up to six scholarships offered to researchers in the 2018\. Three of these will be funded directly through the Nation...

3 MIN2018 JUN 25
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National Suicide Prevention Research Fund opens applications for PhD scholarships

SPA CEO Nieves Murray asks Members for feedback on current communication

2 MIN2018 MAY 28
Comments
SPA CEO Nieves Murray asks Members for feedback on current communication

Interview with Dr Sally Spencer Thomas at IASP Asia Pacific 2018

Dr Sally Spencer-Thomas is a clinical psychologist and mental health advocate. She has been involved in numerous large scale awareness and public education campaigns in mental health and suicide prevention, including man therapy, an innovative men’s suicide prevention campaign using humour, media and digital engagement to promote mental health and suicide prevention to high risk men. Sally spoke with SPA Knowledge Exchange Manager Michelle Kwan recently at the International Association for Suicide Prevention Conference in Waitangi, Bay of Islands in New Zealand, about some of the challenges to help-seeking for men and the impact of rebranding mental health care to align to the values of your audience. More about IASP Asia Pacific 2018 at https://iasp.info/newzealand/

10 MIN2018 MAY 17
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Interview with Dr Sally Spencer Thomas at IASP Asia Pacific 2018

Interview with Associate Professor Kerry Gibson about The Mirror Project

Associate Professor Kerry Gibson ( Director Clinical Psychology Programme of theSchool of Psychology at theUniversity of Auckland) spoke with SPA Lived Experience Network Manager Tracy McCown about The Mirror Project. More about The Mirror Project at https://www.themirrorproject.co.nz/ More about IASP Asia Pacific 2018 at https://iasp.info/newzealand/

4 MIN2018 MAY 16
Comments
Interview with Associate Professor Kerry Gibson about The Mirror Project

Interview with Evaluation and Communication Scientist Linda Langford

Dr Linda Langford is a great resource to the suicide prevention sector’s push for quality improvement. She has the exciting role of Evaluation and Communication Scientist at the Suicide Prevention Resource Center. She previously co-managed the US Best Practices Registry for Suicide Prevention and has a wealth of knowledge around the challenges and benefits of developing and maintaining a national online register of evaluated programs and services. She has also worked on suicide prevention messaging and stigma reduction with the US Departments of Defense, Veterans Affairs and Education. From 1998 to 2005, she was an Assistant Clinical Professor at Tufts University School of Medicine and is a Visiting Scientist at Harvard’s Department of Health Policy and Management. She spoke with SPA General Manager Nikki Kelso on the importance of evaluating suicide prevention programs. Find out more about the Suicide Prevention Resource Center at https://www.sprc.org/ Visit the newly launched Au...

1 MIN2018 MAY 1
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Interview with Evaluation and Communication Scientist Linda Langford

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