The International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP) is the most important association in the world that deals with the prevention of suicidal behaviors. Founded in 1960 by Professor Erwin Ringel and Dr. Norman Farberow, currently it includes professionals and volunteers from more than fifty countries. IASP is a non-profit organization that has official ties with the World Health Organization (WHO) on the prevention of suicide. The De Leo Fund Award is administered through IASP.
Postvention Australia is the national association for survivors of suicide. Since 2010 it organizes every year the Australian Postvention Conference, which involves suicide survivors, professionals and organizations working in the field of support to suicide survivors.
EUROPEAN ALLIANCE AGAINST DEPRESSION
The European Alliance Against Depression (EAAD) is participated by 19 countries in Europe and South America and has as main object public health promotion and information around issues like depression and suicide. Through its Intervention programs targeting the community, EAAD promotes the care of people suffering from depression and tries to prevent suicidal behaviors.
It is the first academic institution in the world that allows you to achieve an inherent degree on suicide prevention and a Master of Suicidology.
The courses are run by the Australian Institute for Suicide Research and Prevention (AISRAP), in which work internationally renowned professionals in the field of suicide prevention, led by Professor Diego De Leo for 18 years (1998-2015). AISRAP is one of three centers designated as a collaborating center of the World Health Organization (WHO) for research and training in suicide prevention.
UNIVERSITY OF PRIMORSKA, ANDREJ MARUŠIČ INSTITUTE (UP IAM)
The Slovene Centre, for Suicide Research (SCSR), an independent department, was founded in 2011 by Professor Diego De Leo and a group of collaborators of Prof. Marušič, within the University of Primorska. The SCSR is involved in several European projects related to suicide prevention and intervention following a suicide (postvention), carries out scientific research and clinical activities in the field of suicidal behaviors and mental health.
WORLD ALLIANCE OF CRISIS HELPLINE (WACH)
During the IASP conference held in Oslo in 2013, world experts who deal with telephone support lines as the International Federation of Telephone Emergency Services (IFOTES), Suicide Prevention Helplines (USA), LifeLine International (Australia, Taiwan, Korea, Canada, USA), Befrienders Worldwide (Canada, UK) and Child Helpline international (Netherlands) decided to come together to form the World Alliance of Crisis Helpline (WACH), with the aim of creating a common network allowing for a formal exchange of experiences and knowledge, a shared data collection, and a common interface with bodies such as the World Health Organization or the International Association for Suicide Prevention. The Alliance was finally established in Montreal, in 2015, during the World Congress of IASP. De Leo Fund is among the six founding members of WACH. http://www.ifotes.org/members/world-alliance-of-crisis-helplines
INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION OF TELEPHONE EMERGENCY SERVICES (IFOTES)
IFOTES is an international federation of several national associations that provide telephone support services, in particular in crisis situations. Associate members of IFOTES offer emotional support immediately accessible to any person suffering from loneliness, or in a moment of psychological crisis or present suicidal ideation.
ITALIAN ASSOCIATION OF FAMILIES OF VICTIMS OF ROAD ACCIDENTS
The Italian Association of Families of Victims of Road Accidents is adherent to the European Federation of Road Traffic Victims (EFRTV) that deals with raising awareness about the risks of road accidents and promotes a culture of safety and justice for victims and their survivors, through numerous initiatives throughout the national territory. It also directs family members to agencies or professionals who can offer psychological and legal assistance.