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Mind Your Mates

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Date: 17-08-2022
to: 17-08-2022
Time: 10:00
Ends: 11:00
Location: To Be Advised

Course Details

Mind Your Mates is a 40-minute toolbox tool to develop suicide prevention awareness.

This brief module can be presented within an induction day format to small groups, assists recognition when someone may be at risk of suicide, and what to do when suspicions are confirmed.

“We need to overcome the silence in the community around suicide and be responsive to the early warning signs of suicide among family and friends, school and work colleagues, by strengthening people’s awareness and ability to take action.”

What You Will Learn

Recognizing the signs of suicide

  • Introduction – Invitation to talk about the stigma and taboo that often prevent us from having serious conversations about suicide.
  • Talking about myths- Exploring the myths surrounding suicide and debunking them.
  • Recognising signs – Looking at the warning signs of acute distress or despair such as changes in appearance, change in mood, loss or a series of losses, giving possessions away.
  • Preparing to ask – How to listen appropriately
  • Asking the question – The importance of asking about thoughts of suicide, how best to ask.
  • Referral – Know where to refer someone to the help they need and deserve.

If someone is experiencing suicidal tendencies or who is exhibiting signs of depression, having a co-worker who can identify the problem could literally be a lifesaver.

Course Outcome

Post-program feedback has demonstrated:

  • 97% of respondents felt more able to recognise a mate who may be having suicidal thoughts
  • 95% of respondents felt more confident to ask a mate if they are thinking of suicide
  • 99% of respondents felt confident about knowing where to refer a mate who is having suicidal thoughts
  • 96% of respondents felt a greater sense of being able to be involved with the care and welfare of their workmates

Ticket Information

General - MYM-08-22
$ 50.00

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