You are invited to participate in the Conversations 500 – Early Suicide Prevention Project. 

This is a joint collaboration between ConNetica, Pharmacy Guild of Australia – Qld Branch, PRDnationwide (Ipswich Office), Patria Consulting and 2 outstanding community members with a lived experience, Jacquie Witham, former Qld Police Inspector and Kerrie Keepa, former nurse. 

Conversations 500 Vision 

Our vision is to train 500 people to have 500 conversations in 500 days.

This community led early suicide prevention initiative shifts the dial from costly suicide crisis intervention to early suicide prevention. Learners will leave the 4 hour Conversations for life® training more READY, WILLING AND ABLE to have early conversations with people who are not coping or becoming overwhelmed with the challenges they face.

Training Program – Conversations for life®

Conversations for life® has been delivered to over 6000 people across Australia and independently evaluated seven times by the Australian National University – Centre for Mental Research. The evaluators wrote that “The scope for improvement of Conversations for life course is reduced since the results of the assessment were extremely positive.”

This is the only very early suicide prevention program of its type in Australia.

Our Accredited Trainers

Our accredited Conversations for life® trainers come from all walks of life (health, police, fitness industry, pharmacy, community development, real estate, human resources, veterans, education, OH&S, psychology). These experiences help us to maximise the relevance and credibility of the training for diverse audiences.  

Sponsorship Arrangements

In relation to sponsorship options, we are seeking sponsors who value early suicide prevention and healthy communities. Your engagement will be widely publicised via digital and print media, media releases and radio interviews. Project , Platinum and Gold partners will have their logos included on all correspondence promoting the project and Project Sponsors will have their logo included on Participant Training Booklets.


  • Project C500 Partner - $20 000

  • Platinum C500 Partner - $15 000

  • Gold C500 Partner -  $10 000

  • Silver C500 Partner - $5 000

  • Bronze Partner C500 - $2 500

Please note sponsorship funds will be used to subsidise program delivery for people with limited financial means and or experiencing hardships, awareness raising and independent evaluation.

More Information

Contact Marion Wands, ConNetica Director on 07 5491 5456 or email

Help Create Mentally Healthy Communities

Don’t wait for a crisis, gain the knowledge, learn the skills & develop the confidence to be READY, WILLING & ABLE to have these early conversations.