Introduction by Croakey: Valuing the power of story-telling and learning from the oldest living continuous culture were among some of the powerful messages delivered at last week’s National Suicide Prevention Conference on the traditional lands of the Ngunnawal and Ngambri peoples, in Canberra.
Some of the key discussions from the conference included the importance of lived experience led- and co-designed suicide prevention programs, particularly in priority populations, while also establishing safe environments for leadership and governance roles.
Below, a Twitter wrap from #NSPC23 highlights other themes including keeping people safe online and the difference between loneliness and social isolation.
#NSPC23 on Twitter
Watch the Safe Language video.
Power of story-telling
Keeping safe online
Read more about Dr Sarah Shetrick’s work in this Croakey News thread.
Slipping through the cracks
Lifeline: 13 11 14
Suicide Call Back Service: 1300 659 467
beyondblue: 1300 224 636
13Yarn: 13 92 76
Kids Helpline: 1800 551 800
QLife: 1800 184 527
Check-In (VMIAC, Victoria): 1800 845 109
Lived Experience Telephone Line Service: 1800 013 755