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The Inaugural Forum For Suicide Prevention Policy in Australia 2011

19 Oct 2011, by Informa Australia

Suicide Prevention Policy in Australia 2011

The Inaugural Forum for Suicide Prevention Policy in Australia will answer questions based on the effectiveness of various suicide prevention strategies, unveiling the latest developments and addressing concerns related to the prevention of suicide in Australia such as outpatient management of a highly suicidal patient, the provision of ongoing support to caregivers, understanding the challenges of physical and mental illness in suicidal behaviour, the impact of alcohol and substance abuse, assessing why younger, older and Indigenous males are at greater risk of suicide and more importantly, what suicide prevention strategies need to be in place?

This forum will focus on practicalities and direct intervention techniques, with real-life case studies, two panel discussions on whether Euthanasia should be legalised and whether the government should invest more funds on early intervention or on the prevention of suicides.

Confirmed speakers to-date include:

  • Professor David Horgan, Founder, Director, Australian Suicide Prevention Foundation
  • Nick Maise, Founder and Director, Befriend
  • Peter Ryan, Diocesan President, St Vincent De Paul Society, South Australia

Get the latest program:
To download the program for this Forum, please go here

Getting involved with the Forum:
We are currently in the process of developing the conference program. If you are interested in speaking at this event, please contact Mita Narottam on (+61 2) 9080 4119, or email

For sponsorship/exhibition opportunities, please contact Samuel Wilson on on (+61 2) 9080 4371 or email

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