Australian Indigenous Psychologists Association

Tuesday, 5 March 2024 - 9:00am to Thursday, 7 March 2024 - 5:00pm
Naarm
Wurundjeri and Boon Wurrung Country
Victoria

First Nations grassroots organisations across Australia are implementing truly impressive, culturally safe trauma informed suicide prevention initiatives that are actively working to prevent suicides within communities. We acknowledge that our communities know what works best for them in addressing/preventing suicide. We have witnessed and highlighted this important work at our previous conferences in 2023 and 2022.

The 2024 Indigenous Suicide Prevention Forum provides a platform for everyone who works within this challenging but essential sector to share their initiatives, tell their stories, ask questions of each other and form partnerships.

The Australian Indigenous Psychologists’ Association looks forward to welcoming you in Naarm.

Speakers

Rocky Byrne
Acting Executive Officer 2Spirits
Queensland Council for LGBTI Health

Rachel Fishlock
Chief Executive Officer
Gayaa Dhuwi

Kim Mulholland
Coach, Consultant and Practitioner
IvolveGen

Jeffrey Morgan
Leadership and Mindset Coach
The Lifestyle Program

Tegan Schefe
National Indigenous Training and Delivery Manager
LivingWorks Australia

Jacqui Jarrett
Chief Executive Officer
Nura Yoga

Donna Stanley
Executive Manager, Aboriginal Health and Wellbeing
Western NSW PHN

Tahnee McBean
Clinical Lead of Family Counselling Services
Victorian Aboriginal Health Service (VAHS)

LJ Singh
Academic
Deakin University

Pat Dudgeon
Professor of Indigenous Studies and Project Director, Centre for Best Practice in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Suicide Prevention
University of Western Australia

Uncle Alan Coe
Director
Warrigunya

Vanessa Edwige
Chair
Australian Indigenous Psychologists’ Association

Wilo Muwadda
Academic and Advocate

Kelleigh Ryan
Director
The Seedling Group

Mark Standing Eagle Baez
Assistant Professor, Counseling and Clinical Psychology
Bemidji State University

Jane Nungarrayi Blunden
Chief Executive Officer
Stepping Black Indigenous Corporation Australia

Joe Williams
Chief Executive Officer
The Enemy Within - Suicide Prevention and Mental Health & Wellbeing Education

Megan Williams
Assistant Director, National Centre for Cultural Competence
The University of Sydney

Rebecca Johnson OAM
Special Advisor | Indigenous LGBTIQ+ Leader and Advocate
Yarns Heal Suicide Prevention

Stephen Morrison
Cultural and Capability Manager Company
Hope Community Services

Marjorie Anderson
National Manager
13 Yarn

Mark Nannup
Community Engagement Facilitator

Shane Sturgiss
Chief Executive Officer
Blaq Aboriginal Corporation

Juli Coffin
Ellison Professor Aboriginal Young Peoples Social Emotional Wellbeing
Murdoch University
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