Pre-Conference Workshops

Registration is now open for the following pre-conference workshops. The workshops will be available for delegates to attend and are included in the conference fee. If you wish to participate please indicate your preference when registeringplaces are limited and will be given in order of registration.  

National Strategies Workshop Bangkok

Partnerships for Life – National Strategies Workshop – 50 places available

Facilitated by Lakshmi Vijayakumar and Wendy Orchard  

Partnerships for Life, IASP’s flagship initiative, aims to expedite efforts globally to reduce the incidence of suicide and suicidal behaviour through the establishment of international collaboration committed to a comprehensive strategic approach to suicide prevention in all countries. Implementation and evaluation of all strategies are crucial to delivering effective outcomes; PfL encourages peer learning and facilitates mentorship between countries and the programme is underscored by science-informed good practice. 

The Partnerships for Life (PfL) Pre-conference Workshop will focus on the importance and potential positive impact of a comprehensive, national strategic approach to suicide prevention and will explore the context, research gaps, integration and needs specific to the region. 

  1. Identify the barriers and facilitators to starting/developing suicide prevention activities/programmes.
  2.  Understand some of the complexities, integration and cultural context specific to the region/sub-regions.
  3. Increase our knowledge on how to develop and implement national suicide prevention strategies, based on a public health prevention model. 
Early Career Workshop Bangkok

Early Career Researcher Workshop – 50 places available

Facilitated by Chan Lai Fong, panellists: Jane Pirkis, Shalini Garg, Shu-Sen Chang
Part 1
  • How do we do research that makes a difference- what is the litmus test?
  • What are the research gaps specific to the region?
  • How do we do meaningful consumer-driven research in the current funding landscape? 
  • How can we integrate Lived Experience better and influence ethics committees to ensure their risk aversion does not prevent/delay research?

Facilitated by Jane Pirkis – Editor, CRISIS Journal & Shalini Garg – Editor in Chief, The Lancet Regional Health-Southeast Asia 

Part 2

Improving your chances of publication.

Postvention Workshop Bangkok

Postvention Workshop – 40 places available

Global Perspectives on Suicide Postvention: Identifying Gaps and Crafting Compelling Proposals for Change 

Facilitated by Nicole Cool and StandBy Support After Suicide team 

Join StandBy Support after Suicide, Australia’s leading suicide postvention service, for an enlightening pre-conference workshop, where we will unveil the findings of StandBy’s review on best practices in suicide postvention. Participants will have the opportunity to engage in a collaborative workshop, exploring the gaps in postvention practices within their respective countries and communities. Through interactive discussions, attendees will brainstorm strategies for developing compelling proposals, ensuring they are culturally considered, aimed at influencing decision-makers to drive meaningful change in postvention protocols and support systems. Don’t miss this opportunity to contribute to the advancement of suicide prevention efforts on a global scale.

LivingWorks Workshop Bangkok

SafeTALK Workshop – 30 places available

LivingWorks safeTALK  

Facilitated by Belina Connell, Asia Pacific Training Manager, with Marc Bryant, Director of Suicide Asia Pacific

Don’t miss the opportunity to learn the skills to help keep people safe from suicide. LivingWorks safeTALK 3.5 hour in-person workshop teaches you the skills to identify someone with thoughts of suicide, ask them openly and directly about suicide and connect them to a keep safe connection for further help.  

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