Guided by lived experience at both governance and operational levels Suicide Prevention Pathways Inc. (SPP) specialises in delivering services and programs to raise awareness of suicide in our communities through individualised coaching, mentoring, training and education.
SPP specialises in providing care and support to those at risk of suicide aged 15 years and over and their support networks. SPP’s Talk Suicide Support Service delivers face-to-face outreach support throughout Brisbane and surrounding areas, and extends its reach via telephone, web chat, and video platforms.
SPP’s secret ingredient is active collaboration. We collaborate with community service providers, hospital and health services, medical professionals and various members of the community to provide comprehensive wrap around care and support for those at risk of suicide and their support networks.
Who We Are
Suicide Prevention Pathways Inc. (SPP) is a not-for-profit community organisation that has been transforming the lives of people at risk of suicide since 2007.
SPP consists of a group of dedicated individuals who have been touched by suicide in various ways. It is a tragedy that affects many.
She has recently retired from a full time career as a teacher.
“I lost a younger sister and brother to suicide. Nicola was 26 and Adam was 34. Very soon after Adam’s death I joined CAPS to what I could to ensure others with suicide ideation could access the support they needed to survive and also for their family to have the support they needed to assist them effectively. It gives me enormous satisfaction that 18 years on this has become a very impressive, practical and useful organisation in the field of suicide prevention.
“We lost our beloved daughter, Susannah, through suicide when she was 15 years old. Susannah became deeply depressed and gave indications of suicide ideation prior to her death. I am passionate in wanting to ensure that many more of our loved ones who suffer similar or other circumstances to Susannah can survive to lead a full life.”
– Richard Roberts
With circa 20 years of diverse experience across a variety of sectors including property, planning and infrastructure; Pete’s research, strategy and people skills have been honed through various roles in both the private and public sector.
He is passionate about supporting initiatives that break down the stigma associated with mental illness, advance the conversation around suicide, and provide shelter for the disadvantaged.
Sandra has seen firsthand the impact of suicide on individuals, families, communities through her work in the health sector. Sandra understand the health sector and the complexities of navigating the system for people experiencing distress and mental health issues.
Sandra brings to Suicide Prevention Pathways a wealth of clinical skills, knowledge and experience, which complements the services provided. She provides professional guidance and clinical expertise to the staff and management.
We hope for a world in which human potential is no longer wasted due to suicide and communities are able to provide adequate support systems and treatment to those with suicidal ideation.
Awareness, Education and Support
Our aim is to reduce the prevalence of suicide in communities by offering programs and services that educate, raise awareness and above all provide emotional and practical support to those at risk of suicide and their family and friends.
Our goal is to help individuals find strength in their ability to cope, to improve their emotional well-being and build resilience in order to manage the challenges that life presents.