Still in its early stages, the Fight For Your Life Great South Coast Suicide Prevention Strategy hopes to bring training, support and information to our local communities with the aim of preventing further deaths by suicide.
‘The group allows us to provide a more coordinated pathway for the community,’ explains SWH Mental Health Services senior psychologist Rachel Robertson.
This coordinated response to suicide prevention will encourage help-seeking behaviour. By year’s end Fight For Your Life will also have its own website, and be conducting its own research.
On the SWH homefront meantime, our Mental Health Services has its own suicide prevention working party coordinating internal services and supports for families, and its website presence here on our homepage has useful links to resources for consumers, carers and professionals.
PHOTO: Fight For Your Life partners Anne Waters (from left), Rachel Robertson and Carly Dennis. Photo courtesy of The Standard and photographer Steff Wills.
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