Good SPACE will run a number of mental health and suicide prevention skills workshops across regional areas of New South Wales from March to June.

The workshops have an emphasis on health and wellbeing, and provide participants with vital information and skills for recognising the signs of mental health illness in others, including any potential suicide risk factors.

Good SPACE offers workshops in two formats: the Good SPACE Workshop (GSW) is a 4-hour suicide prevention community workshop, and Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) is a two-day workshop that teaches participants to carry out life-saving interventions for people at risk of suicide.

The next Good SPACE workshops are:

  • Tamworth: 28-29 March – ASIST two-day workshop
  • Tamworth: 23 April – Good SPACE Workshop
  • Armidale: 10-11 May – ASIST two-day workshop
  • Kurri Kurri: 17 May – Good SPACE Workshop
  • Scone: 19 May – ‘Black Dog’ Institute Advanced Training in Suicide Prevention
  • Narrabri: 22-23 May – ASIST two-day workshop
  • Muswellbrook: 20-21 June – ASIST two-day workshop

For more information on the workshops, please see the Centre for Rural and Remote Mental Health’s website or the Good SPACE Facebook page.

The AUSVEG website is also home to a number of mental health resources and education tools. To access, please click here.

If you require emergency assistance, please contact 000.

This post appeared in the AUSVEG Weekly Update published 27 March 2018.