Stop Male Suicide In WA Seminar

Nearly six men a week die by suicide every week in Western Australia. The economic cost of male suicide in WA is estimated to be $1.7B per year.

This year we’ll be working with partners in WA to help put male suicide on the agenda by hosting a Stop Male Suicide seminar in Perth.

EVENT: Stop Male Suicide in WA Seminar

DATE: Wednesday 19th October 2016

TIME: 9am – 4pm

 LOCATION: 33 Moore St, East Perth, WA 6004

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REGISTRATION:

Full Price tickets available now at $100 per person:

https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=8FBX3N7FMBP64

A limited number of concessionary tickets are available, please contact StopMaleSuicide@gmail.com for details before 30 September.

PROGRAM:

Read more about all of the speakers here

9.00: REGISTRATION

9.30-11.00: SESSION ONE: FACT, THEORY, FIRST PERSON ACCOUNTS

9.30: Stopping Male Suicide in WA, Glen Poole Stop Male Suicide Project

10.00: Lived Experienced Speaker

10.30: Keynote Speaker: Dr Neale Fong, Chair of the Ministerial Council for Suicide Prevention

11.00-11.30: BREAK

11.30-12.45: SESSION TWO: SHARING BEST PRACTICE 

Part One (11.30 – 12.05) sessions include:

A: Stopping Male Suicide in the construction industry, Godfrey Baronie, MATES In Construction

B: It ain’t weak to speak, helping men speak out about mental health, Robyn Hartley and Jonathon Lawes, LIVIN

C: How the Act, Belong, Commit campaign helps keep men mentally healthy, Sarah Graham and Garth Civil

D : Reducing suicide risk in separated dads, Pete Nicholls, Parents Beyond Breakdown / Dads In Distress

Part Two (12.10 – 12.45) sessions include:

E: Alison Xamon, President, Western Australia Association

F: How Mental Health First Aid can help stop male suicide, Romy Pritchard, RDP Enterprise Solutions

G: Ashlee Harrison, Founder, zero2hero

H: Kai Schweizer, Trans Men of WA

12.45-13.30: LUNCH

13.30-14.30: SESSION THREE: REFLECTING ON MALE SUICIDE

I: Disaggregate or discriminate – let us leave no-one behind, Gerry Georgatos, The Institute for Social Justice and Human Rights

J:  How ASIST/SAFETALK training can help you stop male suicide, David Kelly, former Chair of Suicide Prevention Australia’s Lived Experience Network

K: Preventing male suicide from the grassroots up, Julian Krieg, Australian Men’s Health Forum

L: The Psychology of Male Suicide, Vishal Maharaj, Raising Happy

13.30-14.30: BREAK

15.00-16.00: SESSION FOUR: STOPPING MALE SUICIDE

Discussion panel: Can We Halve Male Suicide in WA?

FURTHER INFORMATION: StopMaleSuicide@gmail.com

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