About ASPF

The Australian Suicide Prevention Foundation (ASPF) is a nationwide, non-government, volunteer organisation focussed on providing an outlet for those considering suicide and for friends and relatives affected by such an event.

ASPF was established over 10 years ago and our core message remains the same: “You’d never tell a friend to die; tell yourself what you’d tell a friend.”

ASPF is particularly concerned with youth suicide because:

  • Suicide is the biggest killer of young Australians (about eight young people per week) which accounts for more deaths than car crashes
  • Three in four adult mental health conditions emerge by age 24, and half by age 14
  • Youth suicides are twice as likely as adult suicides to happen in clusters.

For every one person in this frame of mind, there are on average 10 family members and friends affected as a result.

More information can be found on www.aspf.com.au.