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If you or someone you know is in crisis, call Lifeline on 13 11 14. If life is in danger, call 000.

Improving suicide intervention skills is one of the key strategies identified in the Northern Beaches Suicide Response Action Plan. Council has received funding over three years from the NSW Ministry of Health to roll out suicide awareness training to strengthen the community response to suicidal thoughts and behaviour.

This training will target individuals with strong connections and regular contact with young people, men, seniors and emergency services in their local communities. Council will be training hundreds of these ‘community gatekeepers’ to support people who might be at risk of suicide and ensure they are referred to appropriate mental health services and supports.

As a trained community gatekeeper you will:

  • Be equipped with resources and support
  • Receive regular updates on topics of interest
  • Be expected to participate in Capacity Building Forums two times per year to build your knowledge
  • Contribute to ongoing evaluation of this project

Community gatekeepers will be carefully selected to ensure they meet the criteria. We are looking for people who are:

  • Involved in their local community
  • Connected to:
    • Young people (16-25 years)
    • Men
    • Seniors and/or
    • Emergency services
  • Willing to commit to ongoing involvement in local suicide prevention activities; and
  • Over 16 years of age

This program is being funded by the NSW Ministry of Health as part of the Suicide Prevention Community Gatekeeper Training initiative.

Please carefully consider whether you feel safe and adequately supported to participate in this training.

Please select which date suits you best
Which of the following target communities are you connected with?
Are you a parent of a child under 25 years?
Which groups, clubs or organisations are you connected with?
In the last 12 months, how many times have you been in contact with someone who is in crisis?
Have you lost someone you know to suicide in the last 12 months?
If yes, Council staff will contact you to ensure that you feel safe and are appropriately supported to complete this training.
How did you hear about this?
Please specify
Would you like us to keep you up to date with suicide prevention activities on the Northern Beaches?