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Talking About Suicide

Tue, 30/08/2016

PIR provided funding to Wendy French to provide professional training on the west coast of Tasmania (at Queenstown, Zeehan, Roseberry and Strahan).  The training was on suicide prevention and coping with suicide loss.  It was for individuals, workplaces, government agencies, community caregivers, training and education sector, primary health care professionals, emergency responders, community organisations and service, veterans groups, and anyone in the community interested in learning more about how to prevent suicide or how to support those impacted by suicide loss.

The workshops equipped participants with greater understanding of suicide, increased confidence in talking about suicide and increased confidence and skills in recognising and responding to and supporting family, friends or associates who might be at risk or those who have been bereaved by suicide.