Suicide prevention is the aim of a series of free safeTALK workshops held in the City of Cockburn this year.
The City received $16,280 from the State Government through the Mental Health Commission to hold six free workshops to help build suicide intervention awareness and resilience in our community.
The workshops are for people aged 15 and over wanting to learn more about identifying the signs that someone they know – a family member, friend, colleague or client – may be considering suicide, and what life-saving supports are available.
While the workshops are open to everyone, they aim to capture a number of priority populations, including people from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CaLD) backgrounds, people who are socially disadvantaged, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Trans, Queer, Intersex, Asexual (LGBTQIA) community, men of all ages, and their support networks.
The next workshop will be held 3pm-7pm on 12 October at Cockburn Youth Centre, Wentworth Parade, Success. It will target the Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Trans, Queer, Intersex, Asexual (LGBTQIA) community and their support networks, but everyone is welcome.
This will be followed by the final workshop on:
- 13 November (9am-1pm) at Cockburn Community Men’s Shed, 2 Sullivan Street, Cockburn Central.
Delivered by suicide intervention trainer Living Works Australia, the half-day safeTALK workshops are part of $188,000 State Government training grants provided to 12 community organisations in WA to help prevent suicide. Bookings are essential. Please RSVP by sending an email.
If you, or someone you know, are at risk of suicide or need someone to talk to, please contact:
- Lifeline: 13 11 14
- Samaritans Help Line: 135 247
- Suicide Call Back Service: 1300 659 467
- Kids Helpline: 1800 55 1800
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