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Creating a suicide-safer community

February 7, 2017

Operating as part of the national Lifeline Australia Network, the Geelong branch trains volunteer crisis supporters as part of the 13 11 14 service as well as training other members of the community in various crisis issues including domestic violence, mental health and suicide.

Thanks to your donations, Lifeline Geelong is better equipping the Geelong region to assist those at risk of suicide by providing workshops and awareness sessions that will be available to employees and volunteers of not-for-profit organisations.

A $30,000 from the Give Where You Live Foundation allowed Lifeline Geelong to conduct an Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) Workshop. The first workshop was held in November 2016. As a result, the Geelong community had an additional 19 people trained as ASIST caregivers who are now equipped to help someone at risk of suicide.

The next ASIST Workshop will be held on 23-24 March 2017 for employees and volunteers of non-for-profit organisations with bookings still available. For further information, please contact the Lifeline Geelong team here.