Do you know someone who is doing incredible work for suicide prevention? Nominate them for a LiFE Award today!
Held annually, the LiFE Awards are the premier event in the suicide prevention sector to acknowledge and pay tribute to those on the frontline, putting their hearts and souls into their work.
There are a variety of categories for both individuals and organisations.
Nominations close 13 March 2020 and the recipients will be awarded at the National Suicide Prevention Conference on 22 July 2020 in Canberra.
The Leadership Award recognises an individual who has gone above and beyond daily operations within the year of judging. For more information and criteria click here.
LiFEtime Achievement Award
This award is the highest of accolades for outstanding, sustained contribution to the sector. It is not presented annually, but rather at the discretion of the Suicide Prevention Australia Board, to recognise merit and ongoing achievement. For more information and criteria click here.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Award
The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Award recognises an organisation or individual who has provided a unique and creative program, partnership or service that encompasses a holistic and social view of health and suicide prevention. For more information and criteria click here.
Communities Matter Award
The Communities Matter Award has two categories: individual and organisation. The focus is grassroots work for the community, by the community. For more information and criteria click here.
Emerging Researcher Award
The Emerging Researcher Award recognises contributions by an Australian researcher (individual or group) who are early in their career. Research must demonstrate best practice values and outcomes that drive improvements in suicide prevention. For more information and criteria click here.
The Media Award recognises an individual or organisation that has achieved sustained coverage, adhered to safe reporting guidelines and creatively utilised different channels to communicate. This award includes print, digital, social media or artwork. For more information and criteria click here.
The Workplace Award recognises a program, business or employer that promotes suicide prevention in the workplace or contributes towards suicide prevention within the community more broadly. For more information and criteria click here.
For help in Australia
Salvation Army Care Line 1300 36 36 22
Reach Out http://au.reachout.com/tough-times
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Lifeline 13 11 14 https://www.lifeline.org.au/
Mensline Australia 1300 78 99 78 (24 hour phone counselling and referral)
Beyond Blue 1300 22 46 36
Mates in Construction: 1300 642 111
QLife 1800 184 527 Phone & Chat 3.00 pm – 12.00 pm everyday
SANE Australia Helpline Chat – Talk to a mental health professional (weekdays, 10 am-10 pm Australian Eastern Standard Time) 1800 187 263