The Conference Organising Committee are proud to present ‘Building Hope Together: The Journey After Suicide’, to be held at the Sydney Masonic Centre on Thursday 13th, Friday 14th and Saturday 15th June 2019.
The Conference, held each biannual year, aims to reduce the impact of suicide by establishing a network that provides best practice, holistic, physical, emotional and spiritual support, comfort and understanding for the health and well-being of all Australians affected by suicide death.
The Conference Organising Committee anticipate 300+ delegates from across Australia to attend, primarily in support for those bereaved by suicide and service providers working with them.
Bereaved by Suicide
Special bursaries will be available upon request for the bereaved by suicide who would otherwise be unable to attend.
Lived Experience Speaker
There is the opportunity for several lived experience speakers to share their story before plenary presentations. The duration of the speech is 5 minutes. Please ensure that your speech complies with the Mindframe guidelines which can be found on the below link.
The speech will need to be submitted in full to firstname.lastname@example.org for review by the Conference Organising Committee. We recommend that your speech includes the following:
- the circumstances of loss and the impact your loved ones suicide had on you and your family
- your personal healing journey and what has helped in your ‘recovery’
- what you think is important for people (professional and non-professional) to know / understand about suicide
- your hope for the future
Should your abstract be of high quality and not be successful for an Oral Presentation, you may be offered the opportunity to present a Poster Presentation. The poster will be a concise summary of the abstract submission and will be on display for the duration of the Conference. The Committee will contact you with further information should your abstract be successful as a Poster Presentation.
Submission of Abstracts
The 2019 Conference Organising Committee invites authors to submit an abstract for inclusion in the conference program as an oral presentation. When submitting an abstract you will be asked to note your preferred abstract theme number (1 – 6) and presentation topic number (1 – 8) stated below.
Research focused abstracts are not restricted to the research stream alone and can be submitted into any stream depending on content.