Suicide Prevention in Community - It’s all about connection
Lifeline in Community
We are supported through our strong connections with local government, community organisations and through the commitment of local community leaders and members.
We promote the capacity of local communities to develop, implement and sustain their own suicide safer community. We know this is a continuous journey that allows communities to take responsibility for their own development, bringing in local resources and approaches.
'We believe suicide prevention is everyone’s business. Through our collaborative work and connection with community, we are all building suicide safer communities'.
We support you and your community through offering:
- Creating community connections around suicide prevention
- Delivering community and workplace briefings and talks that start the conversation about suicide prevention in your community
- Identify and support community leaders and community members who want to build a suicide safer community
- Supporting connections within community to local council, services and groups
- Developing and supporting local suicide prevention networks
- Planning and participating in community events
Lifeline Skills For Life Training
Training is a key element in saving lives. Being able to identify and intervene when people are having thoughts of suicide is a skill for life.
A half day suicide prevention awareness program: 3.5 HRS
What you will take away from the workshop:
- Recognise that invitations for help are often overlooked
- 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 the basic TALK steps (Tell, Ask, Listen, and Keep -safe)
Training in Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training:
2 FULL DAYS
What to expect:
- ASIST aims to enhance caregivers’ abilities to help a person at risk to avoid suicide
- Participants learn to recognise when someone may be at risk of suicide and respond in ways that help increase immediate safety and link them to help
- Extensive evaluations of ASIST outcomes have shown that participants demonstrate increased intervention skills and that ASIST training has led to positive changes in both knowledge and attitudes about suicide
Find out more about Skills-for-Life training courses and see upcoming training dates or contact us on 1300 152 854 for more information.