Life Promotion Network

The Life Promotion Network is a group of people who live and work in Central Australia. The network aims to enact changes that can contribute to reducing the rates and impact of suicide and suicidal behaviour and address the stigma associated with this critical public health issue.

The network was formed in 1998 as a steering committee tasked with guiding the work of the Life Promotion Program funded by the NT Government and established as a program of MHACA to address suicide prevention.

A name change to the Life Promotion Network occurred in 2012 to better reflect the role of this group. In 2017 Wesley Mission assisted in re-establishing the network as an incorporated organisation under its National Lifeforce initiative that establishes and supports suicide prevention networks across Australia.

Suicide prevention networks reflect a key objective of Australia’s National Framework for Suicide Prevention (the LIFE framework), that suicide prevention rests with individuals, organisations, professional groups and services across the community. This includes people with a lived experience of suicide.

The Life Promotion Network acknowledges that suicide is a problem that is related, among other things, to social, cultural and political factors that no one service is capable of adequately addressing. Only through collaboration is there any hope of developing successful strategies that ultimately will help to reduce the rates of suicide and suicidal behaviour in a community.

If you are interested to learn more about the network or would like to join us at the next networking meeting email info@mhaca.org.au

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