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Community Forum » Suicide Prevention

Community Forum

About the event        

This RuOK? Day, the Illawarra Shoalhaven Suicide Prevention Collaborative will be facilitating a community forum, for people across the Illawarra who are interested in knowing more about suicide prevention.

This forum is being delivered by Collaborative members Lifeline South Coast, Standby - Support After Suicide, headspace Wollongong and Stride Mental Health.

 

The forum will discuss:

  • RuOK? Day campaign
  • Conversation with someone you're worried about
  • Having safe conversations about suicide
  • Feelings of worry
  • Further supports - local services
  • Ensuring you look after yourself

 

Community members are invited to join us for a chat with local service providers from 5.30pm or just come along for the presentation from 6.30pm.

Please read guidelines below before registering to attend.

The RuOK? Day community forum will be held on Thursday 8 September 2022

at the Dapto Ribbonwood Centre

Please read the forum guidelines below before registering to attend

Forum guidelines and important information 

Please reflect on your personal experience with suicide and consider if now is the right time to be participating in the forum. 

Consider those around you. The forum will discuss ways to have safe conversations around suicide. We ask participants to ensure they consider the people around them when talking about suicide and ensure they do so in a safe way. 

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.

Support during the forum. If you need support during the forum, there will be support people available for you to chat with. Those people will be pointed out to you at the beginning of the event. 

Other possible supports:

  • 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

Follow-up. Participants will receive a follow-up email within one week after the event. This email will include 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 suicideprevention@coordinare.org.au

 

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.

Please find below some of the resources we discuss during the community forum.

If you, or someone you are with is in immediate danger please call 000 or go to your nearest hospital emergency department. Lifeline is available 24/7 on 13 11 14.