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Event Partners

The Indigenous Suicide Prevention forum presents various partnership opportunities that will help fund the attendance of Indigenous community members from remote locations, as well as non-funded community organisations.

Gold Partners

Australian Football League is responsible for the administration and promotion of Australian Rules Football and is primarily involved in the operation of two nationwide league competitions, the AFL and AFLW competitions. The legacy of Indigenous Players is celebrated each year in the AFL Sir Doug Nicholls Rounds and AFLW Indigenous Rounds. Sir Doug Nicholls Round is a highlight of the football calendar and the celebrations recognise unforgettable moments and contributions of past and present Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander footballers and umpires who have paved the way for other Indigenous peoples in the game. These Indigenous rounds give the fans and people in the industry the opportunity to celebrate, acknowledge and thank Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander players, volunteers, administrators, coaches, umpires, and fans, past and present, for their contributions to the football community. The AFL has a dedicated mental health and wellbeing team and a Social and Emotional Wellbeing practice stream. The industry mental health and wellbeing strategy acknowledges the ongoing impacts of racism on the social, emotional and cultural wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. In partnership with AIPA, the AFL has a Social Emotional and Cultural Wellbeing Framework to guide the support of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Players. .

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Thirrili is a proud Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community controlled organisation and national provider of suicide postvention services and support. We work with families and communities after suicide, supporting self-determination and systems change with ways of knowing, being and doing that build community strength. Since 2017, we have been supporting families and communities impacted by suicide to develop local tailored culturally led trauma support and services, as part of healing and prevention. We work at the invitation of a community to sit beside them in their time of greatest need, always respecting cultural and community protocols.

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Silver Partners

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StandBy Support After Suicide is Australia’s leading suicide postvention program dedicated to assisting people and communities bereaved or impacted by suicide. 

What we do: 

The StandBy program supports anyone bereaved or impacted by suicide at any stage in their life, including: 

  • Individuals 

  • Families 

  • Friends 

  • Witnesses 

  • First Responders  

  • Service Providers   


StandBy is available Australia-wide and is accessible seven days, providing free face-to face and/or telephone support at a time and place that is best for each individual. 

UnitingCare delivers the program in Queensland across the following PHN regions: 

  • Brisbane North and South 

  • Central Queensland, Wide Bay and Sunshine Coast 

  • Darling Downs and West Moreton 

  • Northern Queensland 

  • Western Queensland 

UnitingCare is a courageous and creative health and community services provider across Queensland and the Northern Territory.  They focus on meeting people where they are and walking alongside them to achieve positive change and growth.  

StandBy is committed to ensuring all Australians have equal access to evidenced, well-coordinated and timely post suicide support, those with lived experience of suicide bereavement are central to everything we do.  

1300 727 247  

An initiative jointly funded by the Australian, New South Wales, Victorian, Queensland and Northern Territory Governments. StandBy is a program of  YouturnLimited. 

Bronze Partners

Gayaa Dhuwi (Proud Spirit) Australia is the national peak body for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander social and emotional wellbeing, mental health, and suicide prevention. As a community controlled organisation, it is governed and controlled by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander experts and peak bodies, working in these areas to promote collective excellence in mental health care.


‘Gayaa’ means happy, pleased, and proud, and ‘Dhuwi’ means Spirit, in the Yuwaalarayy and Gamilaraay languages of north-west New South Wales.

Gayaa Dhuwi (Proud Spirit) Australia’s vision is Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leadership, excellence, and presence across all parts of the Australian mental health system and the achievement of the highest attainable standard of social and emotional wellbeing, mental health, and suicide prevention outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

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SANE is the leading organisation for people with complex mental health issues in Australia and for the families, friends and carers that support them. But we're not just about support; we're about change.  


Our work includes free digital and telehealth support, mental health awareness and stigma reduction programs, research, and advocacy. 


Our nationally accredited* support services include: 

  • telephone counselling and peer support 

  • online groups and events 

  • 24/7 peer-support forums 

  • an extensive library of online information and resources 


Our Anne Deveson Research Centre regularly reports on the real experiences of our community to drive policy change and make sure their voices are heard when decisions are made. 
Our StigmaWatch program, which has been running since 1997, promotes responsible reporting of mental ill health and suicide in the Australian media by monitoring and responding to reports of inaccurate or inappropriate and stigmatising media stories. 


To learn more about our work, visit 


*Accredited against the National Safety and Quality Digital Mental Health Standards (NSQDMH). 

Help support closing the gap on Indigenous suicide 

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