Tweed workshop to help prevent suicide

Preventing suicide will be the focus of a workshop in Tweed Heads tomorrow (Friday December 7) where doctors, health professionals and people who have recovered after a suicide attempt or have lost someone close to them are invited to provide input.

They are looking to develop a local suicide action plan along with looking at ways that they can develop suicide prevention activities. They have been awarded $380,000 over two years to assist with the management of activities for the Tweed/Byron area by North Coast Primary Health Network (NCPHN).

‘In order to help meet identified mental health needs in the region, NCPHN is keen to assist in developing local suicide prevention activities,’ said Tweed’s Family Centre’s coordinator Carmen Stewart.

‘These include finalising the development of a Local Suicide Prevention Action Plan and implementing the strategies outlined in the plan. These strategies are aimed to reduce the prevalence of suicide in the Tweed and Byron LGA communities.’

If you are interested in attending the workshop, call Carmen Stewart on 0400 007 831 and if you have ideas or suggestions, but can’t attend, please send them to: [email protected]

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