Join us at the 2024 Tasmanian Suicide Prevention Forum!

We are thrilled to announce the return of the Tasmanian Suicide Prevention Forum in 2024, for another inspirational day of connection and learning. This year’s forum is all about Championing Change. We’ve heard you loud and clear from our 2023 and 2022 Forums – you want the know-how to make a real impact.

Don’t miss this opportunity – register now for the 2024 Tasmanian Suicide Prevention Forum. Tickets are limited and last year we sold out!



  • Clare Kinsella  – Suicide Prevention Australia
    • 55,000 Reasons for Reform – The Power of Advocacy
  • Mitch McPherson & Tash Cloak  – SPEAK UP! Stay ChatTY!
    • Q&A: Channeling Lived Experience into Community Action
  • Dr Philippa Ditton-Phare – Everymind 
    • Connecting Tasmanian communities to national programs
  • Al Brown & Marcus McCrae  – Mental Health, Alcohol and Drug Directorate
    • Tasmanian Championing Change through the Suicide Prevention Strategy


  • Find Your Strength – Advocacy Skills Workshop
    • Clare Kinsella & Amelia Hew – Suicide Prevention Australia
      • The power of a clear, unified voice can’t be underestimated. As a sector, we need to work towards representing a powerful and influential stream of voices, that has a clear direction and path for change. The more of us that are part of this groundswell of voices, the stronger our influence as a sector. This workshop is about better understanding the core elements of successful advocacy. We will unlock some of the secrets of engaging storytelling that enables change. We will take a deep dive into advocacy and uncover some key tools to help strengthen your advocacy efforts.
  • Rural Communities Empowering Grassroots Suicide Prevention Efforts
    • Laura Grattidge – Centre for Rural Health and Manna Institute & Dr Philippa Ditton-Phare – Everymind
      • In this workshop you will explore the concept of community-based suicide prevention, including the role of communities and opportunities for communities to be involved with suicide prevention efforts across all levels. You will engage in practical exercises and group discussions, sharing insights and experiences of suicide prevention in rural communities, bringing hope through stories and exploring ways of planning and delivering suicide prevention in regional, rural, and remote communities.
  • Planning for Success
    • Michelle Swallow – Leadership & Change Consultants
      • Strategic planning is critical to long term success. In this workshop you’ll get hands-on tools and tips to take you from project idea to developing a plan you can use to look for support and funding.

You will have the opportunity to choose your preferred workshop, we will do our best to accommodate your preference but venue capacity is limited. 


  • Friday 22 March 2024
  • Crowne Plaza, 110 Liverpool St, Hobart TAS 700
  • 8.30am registration, 9am-4:30pm
  • Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea included in ticket price


  • Full Registration $99
  • Concession $49
  • We understand that cost can sometimes be a barrier, but we don’t want it to stand in your way. That’s why we’ve reserved complimentary tickets for students and community members. Our aim is to ensure that everyone who wants to join our forum can do so. You can choose this option at the checkout.
  • TSPCN members get a 10% discount – if you didn’t receive the email with the code then please get in touch with us. If you would like to become a member, please scroll down to the bottom of the page, or head over to the Join Network page.

Travel Assistance: Fuel Costs Support

We understand that attending the Forum may involve significant travel expenses, including fuel costs. We are committed to ensuring that our community can participate without undue financial burden.

If the cost of fuel is a concern for you, we’re here to help. Please reach out to our team at to inquire about possible assistance with your travel expenses. We believe in making our events accessible to all, and we’ll do our best to accommodate your needs.

Tasmania's first Suicide Prevention Strategy