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Understanding Blue

UNDERSTANDING MENTAL HEALTH is an important part of life, not just to help those in need in a time of crisis, but also to catch the early signs and know how to support your mates – and yourself – when times are tough.

Launch Darwin has teamed up with Sacha King from Two One One Training and Consultancy, for a workshop all about mental health and suicide prevention as part of their Get That Job program.
King says good mental health underpins every aspect of life, including work, no matter the industry.

“Mental health is a pillar of our well being. It’s not just if someone’s get-ting sick – it’s something that keeps us well, and is a really important part of our life to succeed and to achieve what we want to achieve,” she says.

“Understanding and helping yourself, and others, with mental health issues is a life skill that applies to every part of your life and employment.”

Participants learn to recognise the signs that someone may be struggling with their mental health, along with how to have confident conversations, provide support, and connect that person to appropriate help or services.

They will also get a certificate in suicide prevention – something that will certainly help in life, but also looks great on a resume.

“Understanding what mental illness is, is really important. We know what it is to have a flu or break an arm, but often we don’t recognise when we’re struggling with something. We’ll look at what mental health issues are, and what to do when they become a problem,” King says.

There are plenty of services available for everyone. If you or your friends need a hand, reach out. 

YOUTH BEYOND BLUE | 1300 22 4636
KIDS HELP LINE | 1800 55 1800
LIFE LINE | 13 11 14

Mental Health And Safetalk (Suicide Prevention) Workshop - THU 11 JUL | 10AM-4PM CASUARINA LIBRARY | FREE

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