World Suicide Prevention Day

‘Connect, communicate, care’ is the theme of the 2016 World Suicide Prevention Day (10 September). These three words are at the heart of suicide prevention and complement the efforts of our friends on R U OK? Day (8 September) to raise public awareness about the importance of having a conversation and, most importantly, how.

A big focus for the sector this WSPD is a research project with UNE to help us understand the magnitude of suicide in Australia and its impact on our communities. The survey has now closed with results will be launched today 10 September.

This World Suicide Prevention Day we’d like you to help us create a positive ripple effect, with as many suicide prevention awareness raising events as possible being held in Australia on or around World Suicide Prevention Day. Check out the Events page to see what’s happened near you.