Important message from Emeritus Professor Diego de Leo AO, ideator of World Suicide Prevention Day
2020 World Suicide Prevention Day (WSPD)
Conceived by Professor Diego de Leo AO, WSPD has occurred on 10th September each year since 2003. It is an initiative of the International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP) and the World Health Organization, serving as a call to action to individuals and organisations to prevent suicide. In 2020, the theme "working together to prevent suicide" highlights that 'collaboration is the most essential ingredient for effective global suicide prevention' (IASP, 2019).
Dedicated to advancing research and learning in the field of suicide prevention
Developed in 1996, the Australian Institute for Suicide Research and Prevention (AISRAP) is a national and international suicide prevention research centre. AISRAP conducts public health surveillance of suspected suicides and conducts individual studies with government, industry bodies and non-government organisations. Since 2004, AISRAP has operated a specialised outpatient clinic for people with a history of suicidal ideation or behaviour. AISRAP also provides education and training for health and allied health professionals, offering postgraduate programs in suicidology (Certificate, Master and Master with Honours) and accredited training.
AISRAP provides services in research and evaluation, clinical service delivery, and training and education (RCT). Each arm of AISRAP is important in providing a comprehensive understanding of suicidal behaviour and suicide prevention.
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October 09, 2018
Griffith faces up to the issues of World Mental Health Day
This Wednesday 10 October, is World Mental Health Day and, as a leading institution in the field, Griffith has a range of expertise and programs which link to this year’s theme, ‘Young people and mental health in a changing world’. The aim is to bring attention to the issues our youth and young adu...
July 26, 2018
Masters of Suicidology graduate wins at Suicide Prevention Awards
Reducing the high rate of suicide within the construction industry has been the successful outcome for Griffith Masters of Suicidology graduate Jorgen Gullestrup.
October 15, 2017
Suicidology graduate improving mental health in young people
Improving mental health support for young people who’ve suffered bereavement is the focus for Griffith University Masters of Suicidology graduate Karl Andriessen.
Not supporting mental health in the workplace – a breach of human rights?
Discrimination against people with mental illness is commonly occurring in the workplace, with unlawful practices needing immediate attention as part of the campaign for suicide prevention.
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