VITAL: Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training provides the skills to recognise when another is thinking of suicide and then how to best help them.
VITAL: Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training provides the skills to recognise when another is thinking of suicide and then how to best help them. Trevor Veale

Listening skills make a difference

LAST week you read that in 2014 the number of people known to have suicided in the Coffs Harbour area was 18. Lifeline is working to reduce these numbers.

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training is an internationally accredited, two-day course that gives the skills to recognise when another is thinking of suicide and then how to best help them.

The courses will be run on July 21 and 22 and August 6 and 7. Ring Lifeline on 6651 4093.

Lifeline North Coast is looking for good listeners to become telephone crisis supporters. Enhance your self-awareness, develop personal and professional growth through giving back to your community and helping others.

That experience could be grief or loss, physical or mental health problems, dealing with stress, a natural disaster or violence or trauma - people call with many different issues.

If you are interested, evening training starts on August 4. Phone 6651 4093 or email reception.northcoast @lifeline.org.au

Please join us in lowering the number of lives lost to suicide in our community.



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