Register for free suicide prevention workshops in Lithgow

A HELPING HAND: File image.
A HELPING HAND: File image.

Lithgow City Council is encouraging residents to register for one of the free suicide prevention workshops that will be hosted at the University of Notre Dame School of Medicine on Saturday, March 3 and Wednesday, April 18. 

Wessley Mission is providing two full day workshops with the support of the Nepean Blue Mountains Primary Health Network. 

The workshops will teach participants how to identify the warning signs that someone may be at risk of suicide, how to ask directly about suicide intent and understand what local and national support and resources are available to support a person at risk.

MAYOR: Lithgow Mayor Stephen Lesslie. Picture: HOSEA LUY.

MAYOR: Lithgow Mayor Stephen Lesslie. Picture: HOSEA LUY.

“By coming to one of the Wesley LifeForce Suicide Prevention workshops you can help reduce suicide in our community,” Mayor Stephen Lesslie said. 

“Providing support can be as simple as having a conversation with someone you may be concerned about and asking, ‘Are you okay? I’ve noticed some changes in you lately and I am just wondering how you are?’”

Any community members over the age of 18 are welcome to attend the workshop and can register on the Wesley Mission website

Wesley Mission notes that workshops may not be suitable for those recently bereaved by suicide.

Wesley Mission will be holding their Wesley LifeForce Suicide Prevention workshops on Saturday 3 March 2018, and Wednesday 18 April 2018, running from 9am-4pm at the University of Notre Dame, School of Medicine, 2B Col Drewe Drive, Lithgow.

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