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IASP Special Interest Groups

IASP Special Interest Groups offer the opportunity for our community of members, researchers, professionals, lay people and volunteers to focus deeply on a specific aspect of suicide and suicide prevention. Please browse the following links to see the work of these groups:


The aim of the IASP Special Interest Group (SIG) on Clusters and Contagion in Suicidal Behaviour is to bring together interested people in research, prevention and policy, who can share information and expertise in clusters and contagion effects in suicidal behaviour worldwide.


Learn about this Special Interest Group (SIG) on Culture and Suicidal Behaviour that aims to establish a network of people interested in cultural issues in suicide research and prevention.


Learn about The Special Interest Group (SIG) on Helplines Best Practice is established within IASP to encourage sharing of experience amongst helpline practitioners and utilisation of research/evaluation findings towards improved satisfaction and outcomes for callers.


Explore this Task Force focused on suicide bereavement and the survivors of suicide.


IASP Special Interest Group (SIG) on the prevention of intentional poisoning aims to prevent pesticide poisoning and to promote the development and use of evidence on restricting access to means, regulation, training, and improved medical management.


Discover this Special Interest Group (SIG) focused on issues relating to suicide and the workplace.