Workshops

Pathways to Care workshop (full day workshop)

Designed for: First Responders, GPs and other front line responders, community organisations, community suicide prevention action groups.

Purpose: To engage organisations to participate in developing a strategic and planned approach to suicide postvention within their community to support those bereaved or impacted by suicide.

Topics covered:

  • Postvention
  • What is suicide and its impacts
  • Crisis, trauma and grief
  • What makes it different from other sudden deaths
  • Work through a case scenario to determine how the community may respond
  • Self-Care

What do I say? What do I do? (3hr workshop)

Designed for: All community members. Can be delivered as part of work-place professional development for staff.

Purpose: To increase understanding of suicide bereavement and learn basic support skills.

Topics covered:

  • Postvention
  • Crisis, trauma and grief
  • What makes suicide different from other sudden death
  • Beliefs and values
  • Support approaches and best practice
  • Self-care

Supporting Children and Young People impacted by suicide (3hr workshop)

Designed for: Service providers and professionals who work with children and young people.

Purpose: To increase understanding of the impact of suicide on children and young people and how best to support them during postvention activities.

Topics covered:

  • Discuss the impact of trauma and grief on children and young people
  • Protective factors and considerations for support
  • Maintaining routine/returning to school
  • Sample activities, available resources and services
  • Self-Care

You Me ~ Which Way (full day workshop)

Designed for: Aboriginal community members delivered by facilitated discussions which allow for individual and group views. The YM-WW program was originally developed in 2012 and piloted in five Aboriginal Communities across Queensland and Tasmania.

Purpose: Aboriginal community members to explore suicide and self-harm and it’s impacts on individuals, families and communities. Group conversations are shared to gain a greater ‘community specific’ understanding around suicide, its impacts and ‘priorities for change’.

Topics covered:

  • What do we want to get out of all this talking
  • This thing they call it suicide
  • Why Suicide? Risk Factors/Warning Signs
  • What keeps us strong?
  • Just sit with me… Supporting others in their grief
  • Reaching out, supporting those at risk
  • Healing and caring for self
  • Bringing it all together

StandBy acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we work and live. Our staff recognise the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community and their continuing connection to land and water, and pay respect to their elders past, present and emerging.

Our organisation is a place where human rights are respected and people of diverse genders and sexual orientation are welcomed and supported.

If you or someone you know is in need of immediate support please call Lifeline on 13 11 14 or 000.

StandBy – an initiative funded by the Australian Government.
Post Suicide Support – an initiative funded by the NSW Government
StandBy is a program of Youturn Limited.