Australia’s National Mental Health Commission is to partner with the IASP 31st World Congress providing 150 Bursaries to those with Lived Experience of Suicide.
The International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP) will be partnering with Australia’s National Mental Health Commission for the IASP 31st World Congress to be held in Gold Coast, Australia in September this year.
Engagement with a government body such as the National Mental Health Commission is vital in demonstrating not only a local, but a global commitment to reducing suicides.
“IASP’s partnership with the National Mental Health Commission demonstrates their unequivocal commitment to further suicide prevention efforts in Australia” states Professor Rory O’Connor, IASP President.
The partnership will also enable greater engagement from those with lived experience of suicide through the provision of 150 bursaries to both the World Congress and the preceding Lived Experience Summit led by Roses in the Ocean, a lead organisation for lived experience of suicide in Australia. This will ensure the participation of those who have experienced suicide or been bereaved by suicide is engrained within the congress content.