Male Suicide

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.

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Working with Young People – Self Harm / Self Injury Behaviours

The complexity of issues facing young people today continues to grow. Adolescence is in itself a time of conflict. The required responses of workers with young people continue to grow. This workshop utilises the latest research to better equip workers with young people, and will provide answers applicable to your day-to-day work.

What participants will gain from this workshop?

  • Understand differences and links between self harm / injury and suicidal behaviour.
  • Identifying those most at risk of self harm / injury.
  • Risk factors for self harm / injury behaviour.
  • Protective factors for self harm / injury behaviour.
  • Strategies to address self harming / injury behaviour – short / long term.

The Presenter

Garry King has extensive experience with working with young people encountering the issues of self harm and suicidal behaviour. This experience is the result of having worked as a teacher, youth worker and counsellor and complimented by degrees in welfare and education as well as masters degrees in counselling and suicidology. He has previously worked as the youth welfare consultant for the Australian Institute for Suicide Research and Prevention. He was appointed an adjunct lecturer, youth welfare at the Central Qld University and is the recipient of a Churchill Fellowship to the USA to further research youth suicide. Garry has written a number of journal articles and books on youth welfare as well as being a speaker at national conferences. In 2012, Garry was the sole international invited member of the USA Mental Health Education Integration Consortium (MHEDIC). He is a peer reviewer for Crisis: Journal of suicide prevention & crisis intervention.


Where | Corrimal District Community Centre (Lillypilly Room), 15 Short Street

When | Monday, March 30, 2015

Time | 9:00am – 12:30pm

Cost | $99.00 gst inclusive (Inc. morning tea)

Flyer – self harm & self injury Wollongong 2015

Suicide Prevention Workshop

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.

Wollongong Training Poster