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Talking to someone about suicide may be one of the hardest things you have to do, but it may also save someone’s life.

Council is offering the opportunity to attend LivingWorks’ highly acclaimed two-day Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) workshop being held Tuesday, February 27 and Wednesday, February 28 from 9am-5pm at the Gayndah Arts and Culture Centre. This workshop is being facilitated at no cost to North Burnett residents.

Participants will learn valuable suicide intervention skills that can be applied to everyday life as members of the community. The workshop is ideal for anyone who lives, works, or volunteers in the North Burnett region and will improve skills in interacting and communicating with people at risk of suicide.

“It is well known that suicide rates are higher in regional areas compared to areas outside of major cities; it is important that we recognise this statistic but also work towards lowering the rate of suicide,” Mayor Hotz said. “This workshop is the perfect opportunity to invest your time back into your communities.”

“Participants will walk away from this workshop being able to recognise when someone may be thinking of suicide, gain an understanding why suicidal thoughts are present, be able to respond, clarify and address suicide risk, and increase their safety,” Mayor Hotz added. “Ultimately, you can be responsible for helping change someone’s life. Please do not hesitate when signing up for this workshop, as there are limited places available.”

LivingWorks’ ASIST is the only workshop of its kind and is updated continually to reflect new knowledge. LivingWorks is a trusted facilitator in suicide prevention training and has been providing suicide first aid interventions for 40 years.

Registrations have been extended, with very limited spaces available. Go to the LivingWorks website to learn more or contact Council on 1300 696 272.
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Date/location doesn’t suit? Another workshop series will be held in Monto on 15-16 May 2024. Register here:

Assistance provided through the jointly funded Commonwealth-State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA).

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