Practice-Based Suicide Prevention Targeting Men and Women in Farming Occupations

National Conference Hosted by the National Enterprise for Rural Community Wellbeing, University of South Australia 

Conference Program and presentations.
To view one of the conference presentations please select the presentation from the  program below.
Tailoring suicide prevention to men in farming occupations: A National Research Project
Lia Bryant & Bridget Garnham
National Enterprise for Rural Community Wellbeing
Images and stories of farmer mental health: A community calendar project
Tessa Colliver 
SOS Yorkes Suicide Prevention Network
Rotary Men’s Wellness Campaign & Growing Together
Lain Montgomerie 
Mentally Fit EP, West Coast Youth and Community Support
Applying resilience research into practice with farming communities
Liane Corocher
NSW Department of Primary Industries
Rural Alive and Well: What has worked to prevent rural suicide
Elizabeth Little
Rural Alive and Well, TAS
Connecting with People Suicide Mitigation Training
Lynne O’Sullivan & David Thompson
SA Health Office for the Chief Psychiatrist
Look Over the Farm Gate
Alison Kennedy
National Centre for Farmer Health, Deakin University
Helping farmers to cope with things beyond their control: the www.ifarmwell.com.au initiative
Kate Gunn
Department of Rural Health, UniSA
Digital Storytelling in rural suicide prevention
Alison Kennedy
National Centre for Farmer Health, Deakin University
Suicide Prevention Australia - The Hub & Research Fund
Alan Woodward
Suicide Prevention Australia
Small round table exercise and discussion: If you could implement one thing right now in farmer suicide prevention what would it be, why and what’s stopping you?
Gallery 
Images and stories of farmer mental health and help-seeking: community calendar on the Yorke and Eyre Peninsulas Tessa Colliver from SOS Yorkes describes the positive impact the farmer mental health calendar has had on the Yorke Peninsula community

 

Delegates discuss what is needed now to support community-based farmer suicide prevention

 

A/Professor Lia Bryant opens the conference and talks about her national research on community-based suicide prevention for men in farming occupations Dr Bridget Garnham runs through the research design for their national research on community-based suicide prevention for men in farming occupations 

 

Lain Montgomerie from Mentally Fit EP showcases some of their innovative strategies for engaging men in farming occupations to enhance wellbeing Jen Barwick from the Dept Primary Industries and Regions with UniSA researchers Dr Kate Gunn and Alison Barrett

 

Alan Woodward from Suicide Prevention Australia, Barb Button from the Regional Council of Goyder and A/Professor Lia Bryant, National Enterprise for Rural Community Wellbeing  Liz Little from Rural Alive and Well (RAW) describing ‘what works’ for farmers and rural communities in Tasmania

 

Conference delegates from rural communities, departments of health, primary industries and suicide prevention, agricultural industries, councils, organisations for suicide prevention and universities across Australia

 

The Advisory Panel members for the National Enterprise for Rural Community Wellbeing (left to right): Dr Bridget Garnham, Sallie Jones (Gippsland Jersey), Lisa Cowan (Agriculture Victoria), Liane Corocher (NSW Dept Primary Industries), Dr Doreen Donovan & A/Prof Lia Bryant  A/Professor Lia Bryant engages delegates in critical discussion around what could be implemented now to further support community-based suicide prevention for men in farming occupations

 

Roundtable debate on where the gaps exist nationally for community-based farmer suicide prevention

 

Further Information

2019 Calendar 'A year of mental health & wellbeing awareness

Rotary Mens Wellnes Campaign Digital Overview

Information on committee members for the SA Suicide Prevention Australia Committee and the Premier’s Council on Suicide Prevention, has been provided by Karen McColl Adviser, Office of the Hon John Dawkins MLC, Premier’s Advocate for Suicide Prevention, Premier’s Council on Suicide Prevention.

Areas of study and research

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