Pre-Conference Workshops

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Access to the pre-conference workshops is open to all IN PERSON registered delegates, however, entry criteria does apply.

*participants must by academic ECR’s 

**maximum number of participants is 30 so get your name down quickly. 

Workshops 1-3 brought to you by:
1.     **Collaborating to create systems change (a half day training workshop).

‘Collaborating to Create Systems Change’ is for people involved individually or as part of a Lived Experience Advisory/Reference/Working Group working to influence and inform system change. It provides key insights into how to effectively collaborate for positive outcomes in system reform, encouraging personal and group reflection to enhance learnings. 


2.    **Lived Experience in Research. 

The LE in Research project commenced in 2021 when Roses in the Ocean brought together representatives from across the suicide prevention sector with the aim of contributing to a bank of resources and developing a skill development program for people with a lived experience of suicide interested in being actively involved in suicide prevention research in some capacity.  This workshop will provide an overview of the types of different research that is undertaken in suicide prevention, the nature of opportunities available for people with lived experience to contribute to research and seek to understand what specific information and resources would be useful to support you to take on various roles in contributing to the design of research projects, participating in and contributing to suicide prevention research projects.


3.    **Compassion First – translating lived experience into action to drive real change.

The National Suicide Prevention Adviser’s ‘Compassion First’ Report captured the voices of those with lived experience of suicide, and stressed the importance of more comprehensive and connected approaches to suicide prevention that address vulnerabilities long before a crisis, connecting people to the right supports ‘on the ground’. This workshop is an opportunity to listen to lived experience delegates’ learnings. and capture feedback on the system outcome measures that will make a difference in the real world. The result will be the development of an Outcomes Framework for Services.

4.   *Early Career Workshop brought to you by Orgyen & The Brain and Mind Center.

Sponsored by Youth-e: a collaboration between Orygen and the Brain and Mind Centre

The aim of this workshop is to bring together both students and early career researchers who are working across the region in the area of suicide prevention to share their work, learn from each other and enjoy some informal networking.

The session will be hosted by Associate Professor Jo Robinson from Orygen in Melbourne and Professor Ian Hickie from the University of Sydney. The session will include a series of short Lightening presentations by early career researchers, a presentation from Professor Jane Pirkis, Editor-in-Chief of Crisis and a panel discussion including topics such as supervision and mentoring, academic careers and ECR wellbeing.

Morning tea and a light lunch will be provided.

The session is free to all conference delegates who are either students or who have completed their PhDs within the past 5 years, so if this is you then please come and join us. Click below to register either as a participant or here to submit an EOI to be one of our Lightning Presenters. The deadline for EOI submissions is 15th March 2022.

Places are strictly limited so please register early to ensure you don’t miss out.

5. **SafeTalk workshop brought to you by LivingWorks.

LivingWorks safeTALK is an alertness workshop that prepares anyone, regardless of prior experience or training, to become a suicide-alert helper. Suicide First Aid skills training, also known as “Gatekeeper” training, is a recognised part of the prevention ecosystem as an early intervention to someone thinking of suicide. safeTALK requires no formal training or prior experience in suicide prevention. Because it only takes three hours to learn, safeTALK is an excellent tool for people who want to become alert to the dangers of suicide in a convenient timeframe. Although formal caregivers such as social workers and counsellors employ safeTALK skills, the program is also used by students, researchers, teachers, community volunteers, first responders, military personnel, police, public and private employees, and professional athletes—among many others. By providing a universal model with adaptable components, safeTALK offers useful skills to every audience. 

6. Regional National Strategies Workshop brought to you by IASP.

The aim of this workshop is to guide and support the development, implementation and evaluation of national suicide prevention strategies, especially in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). In addition, the workshop will provide a platform for countries from different global regions to present on the progress of existing national suicide prevention strategies and activities and plans for national strategies that are currently under development, whereby countries can benefit from exchange of expertise within and across regions.

Access to the pre-conference workshops is open to all IN PERSON registered delegates, however, entry criteria does apply.

*participants must by academic ECR’s 

**maximum number of participants is 30 so get your name down quickly. 

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