Suicide Prevention Network
Lifeline Broken Hill Country to Coast and SOS Copper Coast Suicide Prevention Network have joined forces to provide programs to upskill the community.
Lifeline has funded two programs to be held in Kadina including suicide alertness training (“safeTALK”) and Accidental Counselling which provides skills and tools to help people in crisis.
“Lifeline Broken Hill Country to Coast has extended support to us and has very quickly come on board to help the Copper Coast community,” SOS Copper Coast chairperson David Boots said.
“Accidental counselling is what happens with people like hairdressers, taxi drivers and bar attendants when a customer gets into discussion and starts talking about the problems they have.
“Those people serving them tend to become counsellors in a way, and this program will help upskill them.
“Courses are open to the public free of charge and I hope this is the start of a long collaboration between Lifeline Broken Hill and the SOS Copper Coast Suicide Prevention Network.
“Numbers are limited but if there is enough demand extra courses will be run at a later date.”
Both courses will be held at the SOS Copper Coast Youth Centre, Hallett Street Kadina, with safeTalk from 5.30pm to 9pm on Thursday 4 October, and Accidental Counselling from 11am to 3pm on Friday 5 October.
For more information contact Lifeline Broken Hill Country to Coast on 8087 7525.