IASP Special Interest Group - Suicide and the Workplace


Sally Spencer-Thomas









Dr. Sally Spencer-Thomas

The Workplace Special Interest Group is co-facilitated by Dr. Sally Spencer-Thomas with support from Early Career Group member Brian Stefan. To date we have 48 international members:

- 31% Australia
- 19% Canada
- 13% USA
- 10% Asia
- 10% Europe
- 3% South America
- 10% Unknown

The four main objectives and related accomplishments for the SIG are:

1) To expand scholarship exploring suicide and workplace issues;

-28 professional conference and meeting presentations in five countries reported

-9 peer reviewed journal articles reported

Over $1M (Australian) in grant funding secured

2) To develop model policies and protocols for workplaces to adapt;

-New efforts in the US for National Guidelines for Workplace Suicide Prevention underway (partnership among the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention, and United Suicide Survivors International)

3) To share promising practices of suicide prevention programs and training;

-New Construction Suicide Prevention efforts in the US: Construction Working Minds www.ConstructionWorkingMinds.org and the Construction Industry Alliance for Suicide Prevention preventconstructionsuicide.com

4)To develop a community of researchers and practitioners interested in workplace suicide prevention.

-Podcasts, webinars and blogs emerging highlighting workplace suicide prevention efforts.

Browse this link to find: Suicide and the Workplace Resources

Suicide & The Workplace -- Globalization, Job Strain, and the Dark Side of the New Economy: Interview with Dr. Allison Milner | Episode 30

EMPLOYEE WELLBEING 2019 Protected: A global effort in workplace health and safety: suicide prevention

If you would like to be a part of this Special Interest Group, please contact Sally Spencer-Thomas for more information, e-mail: SallySpencerThomas@Gmail.com