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Pinjarra community to come together for suicide prevention

23 April 2018 Media releases

The Wesley LifeForce networks team will be hosting a meeting of Pinjarra community members on Tuesday 1 May 2018 with the aim of forming a suicide prevention network.

Wesley LifeForce works with communities around the country to bring together local individuals and organisations that go on to develop local suicide prevention strategies.

The meeting on the 1 May 2018 will be the first of its kind. It is the result of discussions in March 2018 between Wesley LifeForce and service representatives working in mental health.

Wesley Mission CEO, the Rev Dr Keith Garner, is encouraging residents to get involved.

“The aim is to empower people to tackle this difficult issue in a manner best suited to the needs of people living in the Pinjarra Area,” he said.

“Simple effective interventions can make a difference and save lives – and Wesley LifeForce networks can help communities develop local activities that address the issue of suicide.”

The meeting will be held at 5.00 PM on Tuesday, 1 May 2018 at the Pinjarra Lesser Hall (near the Pinjarra Civic Centre) 1915 Pinjarra Road.

To book your place, please call 1800 100 024.

Wesley LifeForce is a national suicide prevention program run by Wesley Mission that educates, empowers and resources communities in a sustainable and ethical way. Almost 40,000 people have been trained through the program during the past 10 years. The cost-effective and empowering program starts from a simple, yet important point—local problems, local people, local solutions.

Participants get training, learn how to access resources, and, through their connection to other networks, see that they are part of an ongoing national effort. There are 70 Wesley LifeForce community suicide prevention networks across Australia comprising almost 900 network members who live or work in their local communities.