Understanding Suicide Risk: From Suicidal Thoughts to Suicidal Behaviour


Special Lecture: Professor Rory O’Connor

Professor Rory O’Connor PhD CPsychol AFBPsS FAcSS is Professor of Health Psychology at the University of Glasgow in Scotland, Past President of the International Academy of Suicide Research and a current Vice President of the International Association for Suicide Prevention. Rory leads the Suicidal Behaviour Research Laboratory (Web: www.suicideresearch.info; Twitter: @suicideresearch) at Glasgow, one of the leading suicide/self-harm research groups in the UK and also leads the Mental Health & Wellbeing Research Group. He has published extensively in the field of suicide and self-harm, specifically concerning the psychological processes which precipitate suicidal behaviour and self-harm. In addition, he is author of Understanding Suicidal Behaviour (with Noel Sheehy), co-editor of The Routledge Major Works Series on Suicide (with Keith Hawton) and of the International Handbook of Suicide Prevention (2nd edition with Jane Pirkis). He serves on the Scientific Review Board of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and is Co-Editor-in-Chief of Archives of Suicide Research and Associate Editor of Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, and Behavior Therapy. Rory acts as an advisor to a range of national and international organisations including national governments on the areas of suicide and self-harm.

Professor Rory O’Connor has recently been announced as Everymind‘s inaugural Trevor Waring Expert in Residence, in partnership with the Hunter New England Local Health District and the University of Newcastle.  He will be travelling to Newcastle, NSW to deliver a series of seminars, workshops and meetings from 12-16 November 2018.

Event Details

When: Friday 23 November 2018

Time:  2:15 pm to 4:30 pm (includes afternoon tea)

Where: Griffith University, Mount Gravatt campus, 176 Messines Ridge Road, Mount Gravatt, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Price: $20 including afternoon tea

RSVP/Registration: Registration can be completed via Griffith Pay; you may need to register an account. Please register online by November 12 to ensure your place

Please email aisrap@griffith.edu.au should you require assistance


Parking & Venue Information

Parking: Casual Parking Map and Information

Map: Mt Gravatt campus and building locations.

Room details will be provided to registered attendees in due course


For help in Australia

CAPS – Talk Suicide Support Service – Free telephone and face to face support      1800 008 255

Salvation Army Care Line     1300 36 36 22

Reach Out     http://au.reachout.com/tough-times

Headspace     Register and chat now at eheadspace, or call 1800 650 890  Headspace

Lifeline    13 11 14

Mensline Australia 1300 78 99 78 (24 hour phone counselling and referral)

Beyond Blue 1300 22 4636

Mates in Construction: 1300 642 111

QLife        1800 184 527    Phone & Chat  3.00 – 12.00 pm everyday

SANE Australia help

SANE Australia Helpline  –  Talk to a mental health professional (weekdays, 10am-10pm AEST) 1800 18 72 63

Helpline chat – Chat online with a mental health professional (weekdays 10am-10pm AEST)

Kids Help Line 1800 55 1800 (24 hour phone counselling)

Suicide Call Back Service 1300 659 467 (Professional call back service referral line operates seven days a week)

Veterans Line 1800 011 046 (after hours professional telephone crisis counselling for veterans and their families


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