The week ahead is set to be a busy one for the mental health and suicide prevention sector with more than 700 delegates due to arrive in Melbourne today ahead of the 2019 National Suicide Prevention Conference (NSPC), which runs Tuesday 23 July to Thursday 25 July.
A total of nine Everymind staff are scheduled to present at the conference, which is considered one of the most important national suicide prevention events of the year.
Topics include research, the National Communications Charter, new work in alcohol and other drugs, local suicide prevention trials and rural and remote support. Everymind Director, Jaelea Skehan will also be presenting throughout the event, including an opening address and two presentations on the #YouCanTalk campaign.
Ms Skehan said as sector collaboration and partnerships continue to be a strategic priority for Everymind it was a natural fit for the Institute to be the inaugural Principal Sponsor of NSPC.
“We are fortunate in that we have two important initiatives, Life in Mind and Mindframe, both of which are funded through the National Suicide Prevention Leadership and Support Program which has enabled us to take on the role of Principal Sponsor at the conference,” Ms Skehan said.
“With the theme of this year’s conference being ‘united in action’, I am looking forward to seeing important discussions and collaborations take place in the week ahead.”
In addition to an Everymind booth and a Life in Mind booth, there will also be a National Communications Charter Hub where delegates can learn more about The Charter, sign, share and participate in videos.
The Hub has been established to continue the work of the #SupportTheChartercampaign, which was launched at the start of July to encourage individuals to support, share and promote the National Communications Charter.
A list of presentations by Everymind representatives are outlined below:
|Tuesday, 23 July||9am-10.30am||Grand Ballroom||Ms Jaelea Skehan, Director, Everymind||Opening address|
|Tuesday, 23 July||10.35am-10.52am||Soapbox||Ms Jaelea Skehan, Director, Everymind||YouCanTalk campaign alongside Beyond Blue CEO Georgie Harman and Leilani Darwin of CBPATSISP|
|Wednesday, 24 July||2.36pm– 3pm||Grand Ballroom 3||Mr Simon Pont, Suicide Prevention Project Lead, Everymind||Online communication in suicide prevention|
|Wednesday, 24 July||3.52pm – 4.14pm||Grand Ballroom 3||Ms Alexandra Culloden, Suicide Prevention Project Lead, Everymind||Mindframe Plus – regional communities and safe suicide communication|
|Thursday, 25 July||9am-11am||State Room 3||Mr Simon Pont, Suicide Prevention Project Lead, Everymind||Life in Mind and Quality Improvement Program – Suicide Prevention Australia Mr Simon Pont|
|Thursday, 25 July||11.30am–11.52am||Grand Ballroom 4||Ms Jaelea Skehan, Director, Everymind||#YouCanTalk United in Action to Help the Community Take a More Active Role in|
|Thursday, 25 July||11.30am– 11.52am||Grand Ballroom 1-2||Ms Brydie Jameson, Senior Project Officer, Mindframe||Mindframe Alcohol and Other Drugs|
|Thursday, 25 July||12.14pm– 12.36pm||Grand Ballroom 4||Ms Alexandra Culloden, Suicide Prevention Project Lead, Everymind||From National Policy to Local Level Implementation: The Journey of the National Communications Charter|
|Thursday, 25 July||12.36pm-1pm||Grand Ballroom 4||Dr Katie McGill, Everymind||Targeted Suicide Prevention Media Campaigns in Lifespan Trial Sites: What Worked and what Didn’t|
For live streaming and content around NSPC please visit: https://www.lifeinmindaustralia.com.au/NSPC-2019
To learn how to support, share and promote The Charter while at NSPC please visit: https://www.lifeinmindaustralia.com.au/support-the-charter