During this session, we were provided with essential skills and resources required to identify, respond to, and support a person at-risk of suicide. This also included ways to build a community’s capacity to eliminate suicide cohesively.
Together, we explored strategies surrounding how to:
Recognise the warning signs which could lead to suicide
Help someone at-risk access appropriate support services
Promote help-seeking behaviour before a crisis occurs
Learn to identify self-care strategies and develop safety plans
Reduce the stigma surrounding suicide and increase social awareness of the effects of this health issue