Lifeline presents suicide intervention session
Lifeline will present a free suicide intervention session at the Peninsula Community Centre on April 11.
The talk, for members of the public, will be a half-day LivingWorks Safetalk presentation, which aims to help people recognise when someone may be considering suicide and how to respond accordingly.
The presentation includes learning how to recognise common tendencies of people experiencing suicidal thoughts, recognition of invitations to help, applying basic techniques to talk and listen, as well as noticing and responding to situations according to community centre operator Coast Community Connections.
The organisation's chief executive, Ms Theresa Mason, said this initiative aims to provide the community with the essential tools to build stronger families and equip them with resources to assist those who are at risk of suicide.
"Suicide intervention and prevention is an important issue in our community.
"There are many individuals and families who may not be aware of warning signs or don't know how to help someone who is at risk of suicide," said Ms Mason.
"This presentation will increase attendees' knowledge, confidence and awareness to help them become a vital link in connecting people at risk with further help at home, at work or in the community.
The session will be sponsored by Gosford North Rotary Save our Kids Project and will be run by Lifeline.
Spaces are limited and should be reserved through the community centre, with preference being given to local residents.
Media release, 8 Mar 2018
Caitlin Vine, Brilliant Logic
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