SAVE THE DATE: free safeTALK workshop coming soon!

Murrumbidgee Primary Health Network in conjunction with Murrumbidgee Partners in Recovery, the Wagga and Region Suicide Prevention Network and the Aboriginal Health Consortium are bringing safeTALK to the communities of Narrandera, Leeton, Griffith, Lake Cargelligo and Tumut in April. 

What is safeTALK?

safeTALK is a free 3 hour presentation designed to increase awareness of suicide and alert people to the signs of suicide. Participants of this workshop will be alerted to signs that a person may be considering suicide. It acknowledges that while most people at risk of suicide signal their distress and invite help, these intervention opportunities are often overlooked. Participants will learn to recognise when someone may have thoughts of suicide and to respond in ways that link them with further suicide intervention help. Suicide alert helpers contribute to a suicide safer community.

After participation in safeTALK it is intended that safeTALK participants will be better prepared to:

  • recognise that invitations to help are often overlooked;
  • move beyond common tendencies to miss, dismiss and avoid suicide;
  • notice and respond to situations in which thoughts of suicide may be present;
  • apply basic TALK steps (Tell, Ask, Listen, and KeepSafe);
  • connect the person with thoughts of suicide to suicide first aid help and further community resources.

Target Audience: This workshop is specifically targeted at all community members, Aboriginal Health Workers and those people who work closely with members of Aboriginal Communities.
Workshop Details: Flyers to be distributed soon!

safeTALK Narrandera Monday 4th April 2016 9:00am – 12:00pm
Narrandera Bowling & Recreation Club Cnr. Bolton & Jonsen Streets, Narrandera NSW 2700   

safeTALK Leeton Monday 4th April 2016 2:00pm – 5:00pm
Leeton Soldiers Club Cnr Acacia & Yanco Ave Leeton NSW 2705

safeTALK Griffith Tuesday 5th April 2016 9:00am – 12:00pm
Western Riverina Community College 23 Hickey Cres Griffith NSW 2680 

safeTALK Lake Cargelligo Wednesday 6th April 2016 9:00am – 12:00pm
Lake Cargelligo Bowling Club 1 Prior Street Lake Cargelligo NSW 2762

safeTALK Tumut Wednesday 27th April 2016 9:00am – 12:00pm
Tumut RSL Club 63-65 Russell Street Tumut NSW 2720

Registration: Registration for these workshops is essential as places are limited. To register your attendance at one of the safeTALK workshops please contact Naomi Richards by Tuesday 29th March 2016. Please see contact details below.

Phone: 02 6923 3172
Fax: 02 6923 3145

For other enquiries please contact Lauren McKenzie on 69233160, or email (Mon, Tues)

Cristy Houghton