Shout Out Suicide Prevention
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Shout out suicide prevention
Compass has been funded by the New South Wales Department of Health to deliver the Shout Out Campaign to raise awareness of mental health issues. Through the program, Compass tenants are offered training to help them identify people in their family and community who may be unwell or at risk of suicide.
Many of us will notice changes in people around us and get the feeling that “something is not right”. You may not want to say anything for fear of making the situation worse or because you don’t know what to say if they confirm your concerns.
While these conversations can be difficult, there is a lot you can do.
We hope the information you receive will help you feel more confident to know when someone needs help and how to help them.
Training opportunities suitable for all tenants
Discussions at tenant forums and other events
Information by text, Facebook, and newsletters
How to know if someone isn’t travelling well, or may be at risk of suicide
How to start a conversation with them
How to persuade them to get help
Where to get help and information
If you’re a tenant who is interested in attending training, or joining an event, you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, speak with your local Compass staff, or call 1300 333 733 to register your interest.
To find out how your organisation can be involved, email email@example.com.
You can also follow our Facebook page for updates and local events.
What if I need help now?
If you or someone you know is thinking about suicide get help immediately. Call Lifeline 13 11 14 or 000 if life is in danger.