Maleny Neighbourhood Centre has been involved in suicide prevention for more than 12 months now. The aim of our Maleny Wellbeing Group, is to educate as many locals as possible with tools and resources around Suicide Prevention.

The last session was facilitated by Lifeline trainer Susan Griffith, who addressed local issues and included a simple method to engage with people at risk and connect them with resources that can carry out a full-scale intervention.

SafeTalk is a three-hour training workshop.

Feedback from the participants was extremely positive, most felt it was a very worthwhile workshop and came away equipped to talk to someone at risk of suicide. The session helped identify the signs when assistance is being sought, role play and other interactive activities were found to be quite useful by those attending.

Maleny Wellbeing Group through Maleny Neighbourhood Centre are taking bookings for the next SafeTalk, being held in Maleny again on May 19, 9.30am – 12.30pm, $15 (cash only please), so please come and participate in this valuable workshop.