LOCALS can learn how to confidently recognise the warning signs of someone who is struggling at a free suicide prevention workshop in Gunnedah.
The community is invited to the upcoming TouchPoints workshop which will be held on July 13, 2021, at Gunnedah Hospital.
The one day training session is being offered as part of key suicide prevention initiatives implemented by HealthWISE, Neami National and the NSW Ministry of Health as part of the NSW Strategic Framework for Suicide Prevention 2018-2023.
Trained lived experience facilitators from Roses in the Ocean - Australia's leading lived experience of suicide organisation - will deliver the interactive workshop.
Key areas it will focus on is learning how to confidently recognise and respond to suicide and practical ways to support someone bereaved through suicide.
"On completion of this workshop, you can expect to have attained a deeper understanding and appreciation of the complexity of suicide and an increased awareness of warning signs and invitations for help," a Roses in the Ocean spokesperson said.
"Participants will also walk away with an increased confidence and capacity to engage with people in crises and an improved confidence to connect a person at risk of suicide with support."
There will also be an emphasis on the importance of self-care, and commonly held suicide myths will be 'debunked'.
The workshop will run from 9.30am to 1.30pm at Gunnedah Hospital (Reservoir Entrance) 2 Marquis Street, Gunnedah NSW 2380 on Tuesday, July 13, 2021.
Registrations are required before entry and can be done by clicking here.
A workbook and light refreshments will be provided on the day, so just bring a pen along.
For more information contact Donna Boughton on 0437 961 137.
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