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The Clinician’s Role in Suicide Prevention

This event is now booked out. Please register below to receive a link to recordings from the day.

Suicide prevention is core business for all mental health professionals.

Best practice continues to evolve and translation of evidence into practice remains a challenge.

LifeSpan Newcastle, in partnership with Everymind, are hosting a series of information sessions aimed at clinicians and mental health services.

They will cover current best practice, focus on translation and provide an opportunity to learn, ask questions and network with other health professionals.

Come along for the whole day, or just attend the session(s) of interest.


Session 1
Title: Understanding & working with people who are suicidal
Speaker: Prof. Rory O’Connor
Time: 9-11:30am

This session will provide an overview of clinical best practice when working with people who are suicidal.

Lunch 11:30am-12pm
Session 2
Title: How can the mental health sector play its part in suicide prevention?
Time: 12-1:30pm

A panel discussion with a diverse group of suicide prevention leaders on how the mental health sector can better support people who are suicidal.


  • Prof Rory O’Connor (Suicidal Behaviour Research Lab, University of Glasgow)
  • Prof Greg Carter (Director, Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry, Calvary Mater Newcastle)
  • Ms Liz Newton (Service Reform Lead- Codesign, Hunter New England Mental Health Service)
  • Dr Ravikumar Krishnaiah (Medical Director Adult & Older Persons Community Mental Health Services, Gold Coast Health).
  • Mr Todd Heard (Clinical Leader, Wiyiliin ta CAMHS - Aboriginal Child & Youth Counselling Service, Hunter New England Local Health District)

Submit your questions via the registration form below.

Session 3
Title: Using a Zero Suicide framework to establish a clinical pathway for people who are suicidal
Speaker: Dr Ravikumar Krishnaiah (Gold Coast Health) and Mr Dan Mobbs (Queensland Centre for Mental Health Learning)
Time: 2-4pm

Gold Coast Health has led the way in Australia in working with the Zero Suicide framework to improve the way it supports people who are suicidal. Listen to what the team has done, why, and the lessons learnt along the way.

This will be an interactive session with time for questions and discussion.

Submit your questions via the registration form below.

These activities are proudly brought to you as part of the LifeSpan Newcastle project, in partnership with Everymind.


November 13, 2018
9:00am - 4:00pm

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Mater Lecture Theatre, Mental Health Administration Building, Calvary Mater Newcastle,
Cnr Edith and Platt Streets
Waratah NSW 2298




A light lunch will be provided.