Wimmera Suicide Prevention and Support Network looks at aims, projects

Photo: SHUTTERSTOCK
Photo: SHUTTERSTOCK

WIMMERA Suicide Prevention and Support Network members will discuss project planning and shaping the network’s identity at a meeting this month.

The network officially formed in March, following a community proposal meeting in Horsham in February.

It will aim to reduce stigma and raise awareness about suicide.

The group’s second meeting will be at Horsham Community House in Pearl Street on April 23.

Among the topics that will be discussed include a suicide prevention sector overview, including information sources and an overview of Wimmera organisations working in this space.

The group will also work further on the network’s terms of reference and aims, and start initial planning for group projects.

At the network’s first meeting, members nominated establishing a services directory, improved access to support pathways, and a bereavement group among the projects they wanted to investigate.

The group has appointed Naomi Jess at network secretary.

The meeting – open to anyone – will run from 6pm to 7.30pm and includes food.

Organiser Trisha Stephens said people could email her at trisha.stephens@wesleymission.org.au or call 0417 932 602 for more information.

  • If you, or someone you know needs help, call Lifeline on 13 14 11; MensLine Australia on 1300 78 99 78; or Kids Helpline on 1800 55 1800.

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