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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2021 IASP Australasian Virtual Research Workshop
The IASP 2021 Australasian Virtual Research Workshop was held online via Zoom on February 9th and 10th, 2021, from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM Melbourne time both days. The Workshop included these speakers:
Dr Mark Sinyor, International Guest Speaker, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
Ms Christine Morgan, Plenary Speaker, CEO of the National Mental Health Commission and National Suicide Prevention Adviser to Prime Minister Scott Morrison
Professor Jane Pirkis, Plenary Speaker, Director of the Centre for Mental Health at the University of Melbourne
Dr Jo Robinson, Plenary Speaker, Orygen. A/Prof Jo Robinson leads the suicide prevention research unit, at Orygen in Melbourne Australia.
Professor Nicholas Procter, Plenary Speaker, Chair: Mental Health Nursing and leader of the Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Research Group at the University of South Australia.
The IASP 2021 Australasian Virtual Research Workshop was proudly supported by the Queensland Mental Health Commission. The Commission oversees the development and implementation of Every life: The Queensland Suicide Prevention Plan 2019-2029, a whole-of-government plan that provides a renewed approach for suicide prevention in Queensland, as well as renewed drive and urgency to reduce suicide.
Please visit the Commission’s website at the link below to read more about the Every life suicide prevention plan and the Commission’s other work.
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