Community members represent numerous ‘TouchPoints’ for a person to seek and receive help. This informative and interactive workshop is designed specifically to give community members an insight into suicide through the lens of people who have personally experienced it, and equip them with the right knowledge and practical tools to reduce the emotional pain experienced by many around us, and even save a life.
This workshop is different from other Gatekeeper training in that it’s evidence based content is interwoven with the expertise of people who have experienced suicide first hand. We share what can be helpful, what may not work so well, and most importantly how best to support people at risk, as well as people bereaved through suicide. We prefer to call it a ‘LifeKeeper’ workshop!
Workshops are delivered by professional facilitators who also have a personal lived experience of suicide.
On completion of this program, you can expect to have:
- Attained a deeper understanding and appreciation of the complexity of suicide
- Increased awareness of warning signs and invitations for help
- Increased confidence and capacity to engage with people in crisis
- Improved confidence to connect a person at risk of suicide with support
- An appreciation of the importance of self care and practical tools to implement
- ‘Debunked’ commonly held suicide myths with facts and lived experience
- Practical ways in which to support someone bereaved through suicide
- Knowledge on how best to support someone return to the workplace
- Improved knowledge of what to say and how to say it
- Lived experience
- Regional and remote communities
- Farming communities
- Education and community engagement
- Lived experience and peer support