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There’s strength in talking

The Port Adelaide Suicide Prevention Network have put together a short clip to promote the importance of: Staying Informed, Keeping Healthy Routines & Staying Connected during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Who can join?

Anyone can join and it’s free!

Membership of the Port Adelaide Suicide Prevention Network currently consists of both community members who have been impacted by suicide and service providers.

When do we meet?

The Network currently meets on a bi-monthly basis. Everyone is welcome!


What do we do?

We are not a support or bereavement group but individuals from across the The City of Port Adelaide who share a passion for reducing the impact of suicide in the community.

Our Mission:

Empowering others to play an active role in reducing the incidence of suicide in our community.

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Community Outreach

Through collaboration, The Port Adelaide Suicide Prevention Network has facilitate several Suicide Prevention Workshops, hosted a World Suicide Prevention Day event, promotes ongoing Member participation in the Royal Adelaide Show Ride Against Suicide and represents the Community at various local and National Conference Events.

'Art Starter Event

‘Art Starter, restarting life outside the cage, through art and storytelling.

‘Art Starter was a special awareness event, promoting the use of art and storytelling as effective harm minimisation tools. ‘Art Starter featured several guest speakers who will shared stories of their own experience with stigma.


Providing hope to the Port Adelaide Enfield community

Partnered with Wesley

We  launched in mid-2014 and are supported by Wesley LifeForce. We’ve received a Certificate of Appreciation to acknowledge 5 years of service to the community. Our significant partners: the Office of the Chief Psychiatrist, SA Health, The Local Council & RASA.

Community Minded

The Port Adelaide Suicide Prevention Network continues to promote diversity within our Membership group and at Network meetings.

R U Okay Day

We coordinated this event with Relationship Australia SA and Tafe SA. We connected with Tafe’s student community around mental health with particular attention to the prevalence of gambling harm and its link to suicide.

For Services That Can Help, Contact:
Emergency Services (24/7) – 000
Mental Health Triage Service (24/7) – 13 14 65
Lifeline Crisis Counselling (24/7) – 13 11 14 or
Suicide Call Back Service (24/7) – 1300 659 467
Domestic Violence Crisis Line (24/7) – 1800 800 098
Kids Helpline (24/7) – 1800 55 1800
Mensline Australia (24/7) – 1300 789 978
Elder Abuse Prevention – 1800 372 310
Gambling Helpline (24/7) – 1800 858 858
Gambling Help Intake Service (9am-5pm EAST) – 1800 934 196

Suicide Myths:

Adapted from

Myth #1: If I ask someone about suicide, it will cause them to act.

Fact: There is no harm in asking. If anything, for someone who is thinking about suicide, talking about it can come as a great relief and help them to feel less afraid and supported

Myth #2: People who attempt suicide want to die.

Fact: People who attempt suicide are often feeling uncertain about it. They may not really want to die, or even be afraid of death, but see suicide as the only way to bring an end to their emotional pain.

Myth #3: Most suicides happen unexpectedly.

Fact: There are often warning signs prior to suicide. Some may be obvious (i.e. talking about suicide or death) and others less so (i.e. withdrawing from friends and family).

The rate of suicide in the Port Adelaide area is 
higher than the metropolitan average.

University Of Adelaide

 Public Health Information Development 

“The passion, awareness and lived experience
that Hans shares with the Port Adelaide SPN is
highly valued, respected and continues to
motivate us all.”

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