Suicide intervention training
Lifeline Northern Rivers will be holding a Suicide Intervention Training program in June to equip more people in this region to play a part in reducing the alarming suicide death rate.
Nationally, Lifeline’s crisis telephone counselling line currently answers calls from 1250 people every day. Fifty of those callers can be identified as being at high risk of suicide and a number of those require immediate intervention by emergency services.
The course will be held in Goonellabah on June 23 and 24 and costs $100 for individuals, not-for-profit groups and volunteers, and $200 for corporate or government agency participants. If you would like to book a place in the course, phone Niall Mulligan on 02 6622 4133 or 0400 221 143.
If you or someone you know is thinking about suicide, call Lifeline on 13 11 14. For information about what Lifeline is doing to help prevent suicide, go to www.lifeline.org.au.