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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2019 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 2019, the theme "working together to prevent suicide" highlights that 'collaboration is the most essential ingredient for effective global suicide prevention' (IASP, 2019).
August 06, 2019
Crucial timing for global suicide congress
An international congress for suicide prevention and intervention at the Gold Coast could not come at a more crucial time, according to Pro Vice Chancellor (Health) Professor Sheena Reilly.
June 06, 2019
Griffith researchers awarded $5 million grant to help children’s mental wellbeing
Griffith University researchers leading a project to develop an online platform giving young people access to tailored mental health information and support.
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 31, 2018
AISRAP partners with ‘lived experience’ advocates to boost suicide prevention
Support groups for people living in the shadow of suicide are beginning to grow around Australia and become more effective advocates. Advocates in the fields of health and social support often struggle in their early years to find a solid evidence base to guide their growth and programs. In the case...
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