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Community safeTALK - Barossa Valley

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MATES SA is pleased to offer a FREE internationally certified and recognised suicide prevention workshop for the Barossa Valley community. 

safeTALK is a 4-hour workshop that can build your confidence in having conversations and offering support to persons considering suicide. 

Most people with thoughts of suicide don’t want to die—they are just struggling to bear the pain of living in the moment. Through their words and actions, they usually send invitations to others for help.

safeTALK teaches you how to recognise these invitations and help someone at risk by effectively engaging with them and connecting them to help that is the most appropriate for their situation.

You will learn:

  • How to be alert to the signs of suicide.
  • How to ask about suicide.
  • How to connect a person to help.
  • How to look after yourself.

The skills learned in safeTALK provide important life skills, so we encourage anyone aged 15 years or older who wants to make a difference to take the training. No prerequisite experience, training, or qualifications are required.

This training is organised with the support of Enhancing Barossa Mental Health and the Seeds of Hope Suicide Prevention Network and will be held at the Angaston Football Club. 

We encourage anyone interested to please register and pass this information throughout the community so all can benefit. 

For more information, contact Patrick on 0488 014 976 or Jan Hoffman on 08 7531 2973

The Barossa Rams Rugby Club, Lyndoch Recreation Park, 5321/2 Barossa Valley Way, Lyndoch.

** Please note registrations are mandatory for this workshop as it requires a minimum of 8 participants and has a maximum of 30 spaces. If minimum numbers are not reached, the workshop will need to be cancelled **

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