Presentation on suicide prevention
A free presentation on suicide prevention will be held at the Peninsula Community Centre on Thursday, March 30.
The Living Works safetalk presentation will be run by Lifeline.
It aims equip participants over the age of 16 with skills to recognise when someone is at risk of suicide and how to respond accordingly.
They are designed to help people feel much more prepared to deal with helping a loved one who may be at risk of suicide.
The skills are presented as a four-part method: tell, ask, listen and keep safe.
Coast Community Connections' acting CEO, Ms Jenni Allan, who runs the centre, said: "It's never easy to talk with a loved one about suicide.
"Sometimes, we need to raise awareness by focusing on what is not said, like recognising behaviours and warning signs.
"This training can save lives", said Ms Allan.
"In these presentations, participants learn that people at risk of suicide often signal their distress and invite help.
"This presentation will teach participants how to respond to these signs and link them with further suicide intervention support," said Ms Allan.
Spaces are limited and must be booked in advance, with preference given to local residents.
The workshop is sponsored by Gosford North Rotary Save our Kids Project.
Media release, 13 Mar 2017
Katey Small, Brilliant Logic