Suicide-Prevention Wishes

“My wish for 2011 is to have all mining safety officers undergo Livingworks ASIST training & every miner to participate in 3hr Livingworks safeTALK training. The ASIST & safeTALK course could be delivered using the same model as current general first aid training. This would have a massive impact on the Mackay region & help us to become a suicide-safe community.” Deb Knight, Grapevine Group Founder

“My wish for 2011 is for Deb Knight’s wish to come true in the mining community & for Tertiary Education organisations to also undergo Livingworks ASIST training & every miner to participate in 3hr Livingworks safeTALK training. The ASIST & safeTALK course could be delivered using the same model as current general first aid training.” Ann Williams-Fitzgerald, Residence Manager, Mackay Student Residential College Inc

“My wish is that we, as a community are able to work together to better use what we have to support local people who make a difference in peoples lives.” Brentyn Parkin, CEO, mycommunitydirectory.com.au

“Echoing Deb’s wishes, I would like more than just the safety officers at the mines to undergo this great training. I also think the managers & superintendents would benefit greatly as they work more regularly with the staff.” Lorraine Kleinschmidt, social work student

“My wish is that Mackay comes together as the enormous family that it is and supports each other to make a difference with the suicide issue both here but also as an imprint for humanity.” Belinda Jane, Esoetric Soulutions


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