I caught up with Jen Snook to shed some more light on the hard working support systems in our communities, who deal with suicide and mental illness... We met at the coffee and conversations brought to Pt Lincoln by Mentally Fit EP, Jen works for Standby
It is "R U OK?" Day today - the 13th September...
R U OK?'s vision is a world where we're all connected and are protected from suicide.
Our mission is to inspire and empower everyone to meaningfully connect with people around them and support anyone struggling with life.
Their goals are to:
1. Boost our confidence to meaningfully connect and ask about life's ups and downs
2. Nurture our sense of responsibility to regularly connect and support others
3. Strengthen our sense of belonging because we know people are there for us
4. Be relevant, strong and dynamic
StandBy – Support after Suicide is a program of United Synergies, established in 2002 to meet the need for a coordinated community response to suicide. StandBy is now recognised as Australia’s leading suicide postvention program dedicated to assisting people and communities impacted by suicide.
In Australia, more than 2,800 people take their own life each year. Research indicates that for every death through suicide 135 people are impacted and ten or more are significantly affected. StandBy provides free telephone or face-to-face support by local caring staff, committed to the wellbeing of the person or group affected. The program provides a central point of coordination, connecting people to the various supports they may need through referrals to services, groups and organisations within their local area.
StandBy operates nationally by partnering with local organisations, engaging their expertise within the community to deliver the most effective and culturally suitable support for each individual circumstance. Locally tailored community workshops and education programs are provided to increase awareness of suicide and suicide bereavement to help enable communities to support one another.
Standby : http://standbysupport.com.au/
If you are in urgent need of help
Chat online https://www.suicidecallbackservice.org.au/
Call: 1300 659 467
Lifeline Australia : 13 11 14
Free Online Counselling: https://saregionalaccess.org.au/
Private Message - Mentally Fit EP Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MentallyFitEP/
Make an Appointment with your Doctor
QPR - Our Mission : To save lives and reduce suicidal behaviors by providing innovative, practical and proven suicide prevention training. We believe that quality education empowers all people, regardless of their background, to make a positive difference in the life of someone they know.
Useful Apps for your self care:
Diary - Mood Tracker
To listen to "Suicide the Ripple Effect interview with Matt Runnells and Jo Clarke Click here: