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Looking out for our community has never been more important than in this moment –  join us for the 2022 Suicide Prevention Forum (SPF22) to learn about suicide prevention strategies that work in rural areas.


Save The Date

Thursday 20 October 2022

Venue: Inglewood Community Hub, 52 Market Street, Inglewood, 3517

Check-in time: 9.00am - 9.30am

Forum: 9.30am - 3.30pm


Early Bird registration discounted ticket price of $225 per person will apply for registrations for the entire month of July.

Registration price of $250 per person will apply from 1 August with registrations closing at 4.00pm on 14 October.

So get in quick when the registrations open on 1 July by using this link https://www.trybooking.com/BYBRK


Please Note:

There are a limited amount of free tickets available for Loddon region community members and volunteers only. These free tickets can only be obtained by calling Vicki Andrew on 5494 1230 to register from 1 July.






 Key Note Speaker Mr Craig Hamilton

Starting off our day will be key note speaker, Mr Craig Hamilton. Craig started his career as a broadcaster with ABC Radio in 1994. Since then he has covered Rugby League, Rugby Union and cricket at international level as a commentator. Craig is probably best known as a member of the "Grandstand" Rugby League commentary and has worked on the past 17 Grand Finals, State of Origin series and a number of Test Matches. Craig was born and raised in the Hunter Valley town of Singleton and spent 16 years working as an underground coal miner in the Newcastle area before embarking on a radio career fulltime in 1999. In 1991 Craig represented the Newcastle and NSW Country cricket teams, and played against the touring Sri Lankan team. In the year 2000, on the eve of the Sydney Olympic Games where he had been assigned to work as a broadcaster, Craig experienced a psychotic episode and was diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder. Craig spent 12 days in hospital and once he recovered, set out to create awareness of mental health and also break down the stigma that surrounds those that suffer from mental health issues. He has since become one of Australia's most high profile and most sought-after speakers on mental health awareness, lifestyle, overcoming adversity and work/life balance.



Concurrent break-out rooms guest presenters

We also have a range of guest presenters that will appeal to practitioners, service providers, community members and volunteers alike, providing strategies that you will be able to put to immediate use in your service and/or community. 

  • Commissioner for Senior Victorians (Gerard Mansour) 
  • LGBTIQ+ Commissioner (Todd Fernando)
  • RUOK?
  • RAWTAS (John Clark)
  • Black Dog Institute
  • headspace (Mr Lindsay Rose & Maree Dixon)
  • Mr Jed Zimmer
  • headspace (Mike Podger)
  • Youth Focus Panel discussion (Lisa Renato, Mr Lindsay Rose, Christine Adelwoher from Lifeline and an Wellbeing Educator ) : Needs of youth and crisis supports for 15-35 year olds 
  • Inglewood District Health Services (Maryam Sebti): Strategies that work for youth in rural communities
  • Wellways StandBy Support After Suicide (Emma Knapp) 
  • National Centre for Farmer Health: The Primary Producer Knowledge Network (PPKN) - Preventing work-related risks to farmer mental health
  •  HALT  (Mr Jeremy Forbes)
  • Tandem Carers
  • Open Arms Support Services (Mr Damien Hadfield)
  • Royal Flying Doctors Mental Health Services (Mr David Turnbull)
  • Loddon Mallee Mental Health Carers Network  (Andrea Smith)
  • National Centre for Farmer Health (Kelly Barnes): MH4Ag - peer led mental health support and steering straight plan
  • Mood Mission (David Bakker)
  • Bendigo Community Health Services (Valerie Nkala): 5 Ways to Wellbeing
  • Carer Support Services Bendigo (Natasha Harrick): Carer Gateway

And much more, watch this space

 Hear what others had to say about our Suicide Prevention Forum that was held in 2018 by watching this video below



Keep on eye on this webpage for further updates!