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Susan Beaton


Susan is a psychologist with 25 years of experience working in the Suicide Prevention field. She has been involved with suicide prevention both in Australia and the USA, working mostly for NGOs in: training and education; project management; service innovation, development and implementation; policy development and advice; and Board representation, in settings including university, community and hospital.

Susan was elected to the Board of the American Association for Suicide Prevention (2008-2011) and contributed as specialist advisor to the Australian Government’s revised Suicide Prevention Framework “Living is For Everyone” suite of documents, while serving as a member of the Prime Ministerial Community & Experts Advisory Forum. She has been a member of the “National Committee for Standardised Reporting on Suicide” and an expert advisor to the A.C.T. Suicide Prevention Advisory Group, a State/Territory Government appointment.

The Mental Health Professionals’ Network (MHPN) respectfully acknowledges the Wurundjeri and the Boon Wurrung people of the Kulin nation, the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the land on which our office is situated. We also acknowledge Traditional Owners of Country throughout Australia and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.