5th Australian Postvention Conference

Thursday 23rd, Friday 24th
& Saturday 25th March 2017

John Niland Scientia Building, University of New South Wales


It is a great pleasure for me on behalf of Professor Diego de Leo and members of the Board of Postvention Australia - National Association for the Bereaved by Suicide, and as Chair of the Conference Committee, to invite your participation at the 5th Australian Postvention Conference.

This conference brings together those bereaved by suicide; trauma victims and survivors, indigenous, military personnel, emergency services and individuals/organisations working the field of suicide bereavement, trauma and loss.

On Saturday, 25th March 2017, a separate stream is dedicated to those bereaved by suicide, trauma victims and survivors. A healing and remembrance service will also be held at the conclusion of that day. The healing and remembrance service provides an opportunity for individuals, families, friends and conference delegates to come together in helping the bereaved through their pain of grief.

The Hope and Healing "Surviving the Impact of Suicide” Conference provides a wonderful opportunity for delegates throughout Australia and New Zealand and the South Pacific to network and share together their experience and knowledge.

We are privileged to have international guests and invited Australian speakers who are well known in Australia and internationally for their research and expertise in postvention, trauma and bereavement.

We look forward to you joining us for the 5th Australian Postvention Conference in Sydney at the University of New South Wales in the John Niland Scientia Building on 23rd -25th March 2017. This is a conference you should not miss!

Yours sincerely,

Alan Staines (Envoy) OAM, OF

Chair, Conference Organising Committee
National Secretary,
Postvention Australia – the National Association for the Bereaved by Suicide


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