The International Association for Suicide Prevention's Australasian Research Workshop

In collaboration with the Australian Institute for Suicide Research and Prevention (AISRAP) at Griffith University, the International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP) is holding the IASP Australasian Research Workshop at Griffith University's Gold Coast Campus on February 4th & 5th, 2020. The keynote speaker is Professor Nav Kapur, who is Head of Research at the Centre for Suicide Prevention at the University of Manchester in the United Kingdom.

Researchers currently active in suicide prevention have been invited to attend this 2020 Australasian Research Workshop.

Numbers are limited, so ensure that you register now to avoid disappointment at

IASP Individual Members and members/employees of IASP Organisational Members should register as IASP members and receive the discounted registration fee.

If you are unsure of your membership status please contact

Our Speaker list is now confirmed with the following exciting line up:

Nav Kapur

Christine Morgan

Jane Pirkis

Ella Arensman

Benjamin Goodfellow

Jacinta Hawgood

Sarah Hetrick

Nicole Hill

Kylie King

Bernard Leckning

Details of their presentations will be available on the IASP website early January.

Special accommodation rates have been secured for QT Gold Coast and the Marriott Surfers Paradise: both within close proximity to the light rail line to get you quickly and easily to the Gold Coast Campus.

A dinner has been organised for those wishing to join us at Senza Nome, further details will be communicated in January to those attending the Workshop.

Please direct all enquires to


This event is 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.


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.

Vision and mission

AISRAP is the leading Australian centre for research, clinical practice, education and community action for suicide prevention, sought after for the quality of the advice and the outcomes it provides in linking research and practice. We aim to promote high quality research, clinical practice, and education for the prevention of suicidal behaviour in Australia.

Our Purpose

Develop effective data surveillance systems for suicide and attempted suicide in Queensland

Undertake primary research and systematic reviews on suicidal behaviour and disseminate the findings

Evaluate best practice for interventions to reduce suicidal behaviour at the individual, community, and population levels

Provide strategic and policy oriented advice to government, communities, organisations, and other interested parties

Life Promotion Clinic

The Life Promotion Clinic is a unique place of care and support for people who have attempted suicide and provides an alternative to community mental health and medical-based care. The clinic opened in 2004 and was the first (and remains the only) outpatient facility in Australia that provides specialised treatment for people with a history of suicidal behaviour.

Funding and research

The Life Promotion Clinic is partially funded by the Australian Institute for Suicide Research and Prevention as well as generous members of the local community and we are always grateful for any donations that can be made to expand the number and types of services we offer.

Organisational Structure

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).

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