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Lifeline's "Walk With Us" World Suicide Prevention Day

Lifeline's "Walk With Us" World Suicide Prevention Day

Tuesday 10th September 5:30 - 8:30am

At Dixon Park Reserve
Ocean St Merewether
NSW 2291

You are welcome to WALK WITH US at no cost, but we request you register online.
We love to know how many people ‘walked with us' and also so we can let you of any changes. Register through Sticky Tickets link below

Categories: General Events


Join us in support of World Suicide Prevention Day

10th September 2019 - Dixon Park Surf Club, Newcastle

Join Lifeline as we walk to raise awareness, remember those lost to suicide and unite in a commitment to prevent further deaths by suicide.

This event is an opportunity to show your support for a suicide safer community!

Bring wet weather gear if light rain. Cancellation will be advised by 5pm the day prior to anyone registered if weather prevails. Walk will be re-scheduled in the event of inclement weather.

5.30am (commences 6am) - Walk With Us

Walk from Dixon Park Surf Club to Merewether Baths (return), 5.30am convene for a 6am departure. A coffee van will be on-site at 5.30am for anyone who would like one.

6.30am - 8.30am - WSPD Event

Formal proceedings will follow the walk, a BBQ breakfast available and community stalls for information. Everyone welcome, no registration required.

Thank you to our event sponsor:

Lifeline Hunter Central Coast hosts an event each year in recognition of World Suicide Prevention Day. Join us to show your support:

Lifeline joins international activities to observe World Suicide Prevention Day in September each year, a time to provide an opportunity to discuss suicide prevention openly and respectfully. Suicide is sobering, serious and saddening to talk about but understanding when, how, why and who should talk about suicide is important. Being able to provide opportunities for people to explore this complex issue via training programs such as LivingWorks Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) and safeTALK allows for appropriate discussions and for people to learn how to keep someone with thoughts of suicide safe.

As a community, we need to recognise that those vulnerable to the possibility of suicide do not have the emotional resources and support to cope with their challenges. Identifying and assisting them are important elements of suicide prevention. We need to be able to connect with those people with thoughts of suicide and those bereaved by suicide by providing support, appropriate resources, care and listening. By making suicide prevention everybody's business, we can change attitudes and connect with those in need.



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