Forum guidelines and important information
Consider those around you. When deciding on a location from which to join the online forum, we ask all participants to consider if the space is private and not within ear shot of children or young people.
Age of participants. We recommend 16 as the minimum age of participants for this forum. Participants under the age of 18 should ensure they have supports in place before participating in the forum.
Ensure your wellbeing. Please enable the video function and ensure your name is visible for this online forum. This helps to create a more personal connection for all and is needed by organisers to ensure everyone’s wellbeing. If you prefer for this not to occur, please get in touch before the event to discuss other options for ensuring your wellbeing.
While organisers do not expect that the session will result in elevated or strong emotions for most people, some people, especially those with a recent lived experience of suicide, may be more likely to experience distress.
Please reflect on your personal experience with suicide and consider if now is the right time to be participating in the forum.
Support during the forum. If you need support during the forum, please let us know via private message on the online platform. You do not need to sit in distress, and it is important for us to know how you are.
- Lifeline 24/7 crisis support (13 11 14)
- StandBy 24/7 support after suicide (1300 727 247)
- Suicide Call Back Service 24/7 telephone and online counselling (1300 659 467)
- Safe Haven Wollongong (55 Urunga Parade, Wollongong) Wednesday to Saturday 2pm to 10pm
- A GP
- Your trusted support person
Question and Answer session. There will be a Q&A session at the end of the forum presentation. Please note that the Q&A is not intended to discuss individual circumstances. You can submit your questions ahead of time by emailing them to email@example.com. If time permits, the presenters will answer questions posted in the chat.
Follow-up. Participants will receive a follow-up email within one week after the event. This email will include a summary of the question and answer session and links to some useful resources.
Feedback. We value your feedback on your experience of this community forum. A link to the feedback survey will be provided within the presentation slides and in the follow-up email. If you prefer, you can reach out via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note: Registration for this event is via the Lifeline South Coast website. All reminders will also come from a Lifeline South Coast email address. Lifeline South Coast is a member of the Illawarra Shoalhaven Suicide Prevention Collaborative.