Archive Stop Male Suicide In NSW Program

Eleven men die by suicide every week in New South Wales. This year we’ll be helping to put male suicide on the agenda in NSW by hosting a Stop Male Suicide seminar in Sydney.

EVENT: Stop Male Suicide in NSW Seminar

DATE: Tuesday 31st May 2016

TIME: 9am – 4pm

LOCATION: Redfern Town Hall, 73 Pitt St, NSW 2016

TRANSPORT: 

  • Walking distance from Redfern train station or Central train station.
  • Walking distance from Cleveland Street.
  • Bus routes 309 and 310 to corner of Pitt Street and Redfern Street.
  • Information on parking in Redfern at Parkopedia.

LATEST NEWS: Male Suicide In NSW Up 35% 

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PROGRAM

For speaker biographies click here now.

8.45: REGISTRATION

9.15: OPENING ADDRESS

Scott Farlow MLC, Chair of The Parliamentary Friends of Mental Health

Ms Tania Mihailuk MP, Shadow Minister for Mental Health, NSW Legislative Assembly

10.00: STOPPING MALE SUICIDE IN NSW: THE FACTS

Glen Poole, Stop Male Suicide project

10.15-11.00: LIVED EXPERIENCE SPEAKERS

11.00: BREAK

11.30-12.05: SHARING BEST PRACTICE (PART ONE)

Breakout 1: Carolyn Kelso, Mates In Construction, preventing suicide in the workplace

Breakout 2: Pete Nicholls, Dads In Distress, supporting separated dads

Breakout 3: Peter Bell, Charles Sturt University, keeping male students safe from suicide

Breakout 4: David Jones, Australia Defence Force, suicide prevention work with service men and veterans

12.10-12.45: SHARING BEST PRACTICE (PART TWO)

Breakout 5: Jane Massa, Sydney Local Health District, preventing suicide among older men

Breakout 6:  Preventing suicide among gay male identified individuals through empowering their friends. Andrew Little, National LGBTI Health Alliance

Breakout 7: How the Salvation Army is helping prevent male suicide, Marilyn Dunn, The Salvation Army, Wollongong

Breakout 8: Sandra Murphy

12.45-13.30: LUNCH (NB: NOT PROVIDED)

13.30-14.30: REFLECTING ON MALE SUICDE PREVENTION 

Breakout 9: Using technology to save lives and preventing suicide, James Fowles, On The Line/Men’s Line

Breakout 10: Starting Conversations to stop male suicide, Paul McFarlane, NSW Ambulance

Breakout 11: Giving people the skills to Stop Male Suicide, Shayne Connell, Living Works

Breakout 12: tbc

14.30: BREAK

15.00-16.00: SESSION FOUR: STOPPING MALE SUICIDE TOGETHER

Panel Discussion and Q&A: How do we halve the rate of male suicide? Chaired by Greg Millan, Men’s Health Services.

For speaker biographies click here now.

FURTHER INFORMATION: StopMaleSuicide@gmail.com

TO REGISTER: greg@menshealthservices.com.au

LATEST NEWS: Male Suicide In NSW Up 35% 

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