CORES training provides participants with an introduction to suicide statistics and stigma; suicidal thoughts, behaviours, signs and indicators; the importance of self-care for mental health and well-being are discussed; and strategies for assessing, understanding and assisting a person considering suicide are practised, with a focus on utilising existing community resources.
This training is designed for all members of the community from 15 years of age and upwards, including individuals, groups, schools and organisations. The program provides people with a pathway to involvement in suicide prevention and arms them with the skills to be able to take these protective behaviours and practice them in the wider community.
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
- Children or young people
- Older persons
- Culturally and Linguistically Diverse people
- LGBTI People
- Lived experience
- Regional and remote communities
- Farming communities
- Emergency services
- Tasmanian Suicide Prevention Community Network
- Mental Health Council of Tasmania
- LGBTI Health Alliance and Suicide Prevention Australia
- CORES Community Networks are currently operating in Kentish, Circular Head, Meander Valley, West Tamar, Burnie/Wynyard, Launceston and Devonport in Tasmania and Burdekin, Hinchinbrook, Innisfail, McKinlay/Cloncurry, Townsville and Palm Island, Charters Towers, Central Queensland, Wide Bay and Sunshine Coast and Whitsundays in Queensland.