Funds for Midland and Northam groups to help prevent suicides

Funds for Midland and Northam groups to help prevent suicides

MIDLAND and Northam community organisations have received State funding to undertake training to prevent suicides.

The Midland-based Mental Illness Fellowship of WA (MIFWA) Inc will receive $19,159 to train adults, families and carers who have experience of mental illness, alcohol and other drug issues and trauma.

Avivo will receive $19,900 to provide training to high-risk groups in the Wheatbelt. CY O’|Connor Institute will receive $20,000 to train community leaders in mental health first aid.

The Mental Health Commission funding targets high-risk groups such as Aboriginal communities, people in regional areas, young people, and culturally and linguistically diverse populations.