Cockburn: Free safeTALK suicide prevention workshops open to all

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SUICIDE prevention is the aim of a series of free safeTALK workshops to be held in the City of Cockburn over the coming months.

The City received $16,280 from the State Government through the Mental Health Commission, and will hold five free workshops to help build suicide intervention awareness and resilience in our community.

The workshops are for people aged 15 and over who want to learn more about identifying the signs that someone they know – a family member, friend, colleague or client – may be considering suicide, and what life-saving supports are available.

While the workshops are open to everyone, they aim to capture a number of priority populations, including people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CaLD) backgrounds, people who are socially disadvantaged, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the lesbian, gay, bi, trans, queer, intersex, asexual (LGBTQIA) community, and men of all ages.

For information, email customer@cockburn.wa.gov.au or phone 08 9411 3444.

If you, or someone you know, is at risk of suicide or need someone to talk to, please contact Lifeline on 13 11 14, Samaritans Help Line on 135 247, Suicide Call Back Service on 1300 659 467 or Kids Helpline on 1800 55 1800.

Workshops dates:

August 1 (9am-1pm) at Cockburn Integrated Health, Wentworth Parade, Success..

August 9 (9am-1pm) at the Ottey Centre, South Lake Drive, South Lake.

September 8 (9am-1pm) at Cockburn Integrated Health, Wentworth Parade, Success.

October 12 (3pm-7pm) at Cockburn Youth Centre, Wentworth Parade, Success

November 13 (9am-1pm) at Cockburn Community Men’s Shed, 2 Sullivan Street, Cockburn Central.