Our Mission

The North East Suicide Prevention Network (NESPN) is dedicated to reducing incidents of suicide and suicide behaviour in our communities through public education, awareness, training, information sharing, networking and other mediums.

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Programs & Services

Bereaved by Suicide Peer Support Group

**please note that meetings have now changed to the second Wednesday of each month, effective September 2018

Meets the second WEDNESDAY of each month at the Canadian Mental Health Association Sudbury/Manitoulin, 111 Elm St, Suite 100, enter by back door off the parking lot,  7:00 p.m. – 8:30p.m.

Call (705) 522-6970 ext 202 to register, or send an email to nespn.rpsne@gmail.com


Public education, awareness and mental health promotion.

Check our events section to see what we are doing in the community!


World Suicide Prevention Day – Each year on September 10th, we hold a community butterfly release to recognize World Suicide Prevention Day.  This year’s event will take place on Monday, September 12th, 2018 at the Elizabeth St Gazebo in Bell Park, starting at 6:00 pm.

For more details, check out our Events section and also view our Facebook page –



Connect with us on Social media!

Our Facebook page has updates on what we are doing in the community and links to good information and articles.

We are active on Twitter as well!

Facebook –  http://facebook.com/nespn.rpsne

Twitter –  @NESPN_RPSNE

Who we are –

Our network is composed of members associated with a number of organizations and agencies in our community, as well as individuals that have been touched by suicide.

Our Goals

NESPN strives to reduce suicidal behaviour and the impact of suicidal behaviour on individuals, families and communities. We work to increase agency collaboration and accessibility for communities within our mandated boundary and to enhance community resources through networking, educating, training and support for self. Additionally working within the community to improve and increase the accessibility for the appropriate services for at-risk and vulnerable persons.


Our History

The network was formed in 1998 as the Northern Ontario Suicide Prevention Network following the deaths of five area teens who had taken their own lives. Police Chief McCauley requested that a number of key agencies meet to discuss the issue and the inter-agency committee was formed. In 2015, the network was renamed to the North East Suicide Prevention Network / Reseau pour la prévention du suicide du nord-est. In recent years, our network has been working in the community to promote awareness about suicide prevention, postvention, and mental health wellness.  Recent events have included participation in several community mental health events, as well as hosting our own events such as "Changing the Colour of Suicide - Looking Differently at Grieving" in February 2017, and a PaintSocial evening during Mental Health Week in May of 2017.