This safeTALK workshop offers participants practical knowledge of how to identify someone at risk of suicide and link them to life-saving services.
- Four-hour training workshop to increase suicide alertness, contributing to a suicide-safer community.
- Learn simple yet effective TALK steps: Tell, Ask, Listen, and KeepSafe.
- Hands-on skills practice and development.
- Expect to feel challenged, empowered and hopeful.
- Certificate of attendance and workbooks provided
WHO WE ARE:
USC's Alliance for Suicide Prevention - Sunshine Coast strives to create a connected community to improve mental wellbeing and resiliency to suicidality and its precursors.
We exist because suicide rates in Australia are increasing. One person per week is lost to suicide on the Sunshine Coast and for every loss 100 people are impacted.
To address this, we're implementing the EAAD model, shown to have reduced suicide rates by 24 per cent within two years. A big part of this is 'gatekeeper' training like this safeTALK workshop.
By attending this workshop to become suicide-alert, you're joining a growing network of Sunshine Coast residents, businesses and organisations committed to playing their part to make our community safer from suicide.
The Alliance is an initiative of USC's Sunshine Coast Mind and Neuroscience Thompson Institute, a hub for world-leading mental and brain health research and clinical services on the Sunshine Coast.
COST: Free (value $120)
CATERING: Morning tea and refreshments provided
FACILITATOR: Susan Griffith
12 Innovation Pkwy
Birtinya, QLD 4575
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