The WA Statewide Suicide Prevention Network has been established to provide a more connected suicide prevention community for Western Australia; the network supports a systemic approach by promoting connection between individuals, agencies and organisations involved in suicide prevention. People are encouraged to connect, build relationships, receive peer support and improve referral pathways. The webpage can be used as an online depository for evidence based practice and research across the state. The Network aims to provide a place to share WA based knowledge and experience related to suicide prevention, intervention and postvention.
The network publishes a monthly newsletter with upcoming events, news from the regions and a profile piece on our members offering an insight into what is happening Western Australia. The network is easy to join. Go to https://www.loomio.org/g/way9RTQu/wa-statewide-suicide-prevention-network and follow the link to join. Alternatively, email [email protected] and Lifeline WA will add you to the network.
The network is managed by a consortium of agencies who oversee the governance of the network. The governance group meets monthly and works together to present two forums per year. The topics for the forums are chosen by the members of the network with the aim of coming together to work on and find solutions for issues that affect people in Western Australia. We strongly encourage regional representation and participation.
The first Forum this year will be held on Friday 16th March. Details of how to secure your place will be made available on the network webpage this month. Video conferencing facilities will be made available for regional participation. The topics favoured for discussion are:
- Non-completed suicide and the impact on families
- Current WA based research- a systematic approach and
- Evidence based suicide prevention programs targeting high risk groups in WA
For more information about the network and how it can help your work in suicide prevention, contact Ellie Carr, Prevention Services Manager on 9261 4453 or email [email protected]