Free mental health training is available to community members in October thanks to sponsorship from Local Drug Action Group (LDAG) Inc, the Mental Health Commission and the WA One Life Suicide Prevention Strategy.
Geraldton LDAG convenor Kate McConkey said the training is an opportunity for people to learn more about mental illness and suicide.
“This training will help people understand the risks, signs and impacts of mental illness and suicide, and learn how to respond in a crisis situation”
“There is a huge stigma around mental illness and people don’t really like to talk about. The provision of training is an important step in generating discussion and raising awareness about how we can all play a role in preventing suicide”.
Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training is in Geraldton on 20th & 21st October and 23rd & 24th October, and Youth Mental Health First Aid Training is in Mullewa on the 23rd and 24th October or 27th and 28th October.
People interested in attending the training must attend both days and register with Kate McConkey on 0429 104 920 by Friday 17th October.
If you or someone you know would like help or support, please call Lifeline on 13 11 14.