Globally, the rate of suicide is alarmingly high, particularly in men. We lose a man to suicide every minute of every day.
Saturday 10 September is World Suicide Prevention Day and we have a simple message: Men, let’s talk when things get tough. Please watch and share this to keep the conversation going.
To speak with someone immediately, contact Lifeline on 13 11 14 or Suicide Call Back Service on 1300 659 467. If life is in danger, call 000 or go directly to emergency services.
What is Shellharbour Communities for Children?
Communities for Children is a government funded initiative. It is coordinated by Barnardos and involves many local organisations to provide programs and services. The aim is to ensure that children in the Shellharbour area have the best start in life.
Communities for Children has a focus on prevention and early intervention approaches. These approaches bring about positive family functioning, safety and child development outcomes for children and their families in disadvantaged communities throughout Australia.
Why are we consulting with the community?
The committee that runs Communities for Children has agreed some priorities for funding over the next few years. We want to know what our community think of these priorities. We also want to ask you for ideas on the best way to support our local families and children.
Wesley LifeForce will be conducting a Suicide Prevention Workshop at Boat Harbour Motel, Cnr Campbell & Wilson Street, Wollongong on Friday 12th July 2013 from 9am – 4pm.
This is a FREE event. This program not only provides education on what to do in the crisis of suicide but also how to intervene on a daily basis.
If you know of any one or any group that may be interested in attending this workshop please let them complete the registration on the appropriate link below.
The training is open to any interested person in the community.
Each participant receives a certificate and variety of resourceful information.
Morning tea will be provided.