FREE suicide first aid training is still available for people in the Ballarat and Great South Coast areas.

As we respond to challenging times exacerbated by the COVID-19 crises, many people are experiencing increased levels of distress, isolation, sadness, and loneliness. Now more than ever, we need effective suicide prevention conversational skills.

That’s where LivingWorks START training comes in. In as little as one hour, this online interactive training program will give you the conversational skills and cues to recognise when someone is having thoughts of suicide or experiencing high levels of distress; this training gives you some techniques to connect through conversation which may in fact help to keep family, friends, co-workers, and others safe from suicide – Know the signs, find the words to have a conversation, it’s easy with the START program.

This training is FREE to anyone 15 years and over who reside in the Great South Coast or Greater Ballarat Regions.

Find out more and sign up here: