SUICIDE SUPPORT GROUP
People are being encouraged to talk about suicide and reduce the stigma associated with it by attending a series of workshops in Rockingham this month.
Reaching out to communities that have been affected by high rates of suicide, Lifeline WA is running a series of talks and workshops about suicide prevention at the Rockingham PCYC starting next week.
Topics covered in the workshops will include reducing the stigma associated with suicide, recognising signs of suicidal thoughts, how to start conversations with young people about suicide, as well as available services.
Lifeline WA chief executive Lorna MacGregor said suicide was the leading cause of death for West Australians aged 15 to 44.
“Suicide is preventable and we need to give parents, young people and community members the tools to enable them to start conversations that could ultimately save a life,” she said.
The 90-minute suicideTALK, half-day safeTALK, and two-day ASSIST workshops will run on September 15, 22, 23 and 27 at the Rockingham PCYC.