Suicide Prevention Australia (SPA) is a national peak body for the suicide prevention sector. SPA has been providing support to Australians for more than 25 years by supporting and advocating for continual improvement in suicide prevention policy, programs and services.
The Annual SPA LiFE Awards recognise the local individuals and grassroots organisations that work tirelessly in the suicide prevention field.
On September 10th Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt awarded John the SPA Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his sustained leadership contribution to suicide prevention. John is honoured to have been considered as a nominee and recognises the high calibre of candidates that would have been nominated for the award.
John appreciates that the work individuals and groups are doing through these challenging times is more important than ever and is proud to work with those advocating in the suicide prevention sector.