Shout Out Suicide Prevention

Shout Out Suicide Prevention

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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 will be offered training to help them identify people in their family and community who may be unwell or at risk of suicide.

 

Why is this important?

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.

What will ‘Shout Out’ involve?

  • Training opportunities suitable for all tenants

  • Discussions at tenant forums and other events

  • Information by text, Facebook, and newsletters

What will the training be about?

  • 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


How do I get involved?

 

If you’re a tenant who is interested in attending training, or joining an event, you can email us at shoutout@compasshousing.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 shoutout@compasshousing.org.

You can also follow our Facebook page for updates and local events.

 

Where can I find information now?

 

There are many websites you can visit for reliable information. Try beyondblue.org.au, blackdoginstitute.com.au, or eheadspace.org.au (for ages 12-25).

 

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.

You can also access online counselling at lifeline.org.au or www.suicidecallbackservice.org.au