Suicide awareness program to run at community centre
A Safe Talk suicide prevention awareness program will run at the Peninsula Community Centre on April 10.
The program will be presented by LivingWorks and will run from 9:30am to 1:00pm.
The program is designed to alert community members to the signs that a person may be considering suicide.
"It acknowledges that while most people at risk of suicide signal their distress and invite help, these intervention opportunities are often overlooked," said Lifeline's Dr June Anderson.
Dr Anderson said participants will be better equipped to: Recognise invitations to help from the person contemplating suicide; Move beyond common tendencies to miss, dismiss and avoid conversations around suicide; Notice and respond to situations in which thoughts of suicide may be present; Apply basic response steps (Tell, Ask, Listen and Keep safe); and Connect the person to suicide first aid and other community resources.
Places in the program are limited and bookings are essential and can be made through Lifeline Central Coast.
Website, 2 Apr 2019
Dr June Anderson, Lifeline Central Coast