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Find out how Clarence Valley residents can attend a free SafeTALK LGBTQIA+ workshop being facilitated by Lifeline in Grafton on May 9. Image: Lifeline

Grafton Suicide Prevention training

Rodney Stevens

Lifeline are encouraging Clarence Valley residents to be part of the change in society to create a suicide safe community by attending a free workshop by Livingworks about Suicide First Aid in Grafton.

The LivingWorks SafeTALK LGBTQIA+ event, on May 9, is being brought to Grafton by Lifeline North Coast and is delivered by a LGBTQIA+ trainer to equip participants aged 15 and above with lifesaving suicide-alert skills tailored for LGBTQIA+ communities.

SafeTALK is a half day alertness workshop that will prepare participants to become a suicide-alert helper.

The workshop is a chance for locals to learn practical steps to become more alert to signs of someone having suicidal thoughts and equip yourself with the skills to connect them with help.

Funded through LivingWorks, this workshop is particularly crucial given the higher rates of mental ill health and suicide risk among LGBTQIA+ community due to societal stigma and discrimination.

Participants will not only gain valuable knowledge and skills but also contribute to fostering a more supportive and inclusive environment for the LGBTQIA+ community.

If you are part of the LGBTQIA+ community, work within the community or want to support community to be safe from suicide you are urged to attend.

The workshop will run from 9.30am until 1.30pm on May 9, at Vines at 139 Fitzroy Street, Grafton.

Spots in the SafeTALK workshop are filling up quickly so to register click on this link