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Suicide prevention workshop could save lives

WARWICK community members will have the opportunity to pick up valuable, and potentially lifesaving, suicide intervention techniques at a special workshop to be held at the end of the month.

Lifeline Darling Downs and South West Queensland is hosting the two-day ASIST event at the TAFE Queensland Warwick campus on June 28 and 29.

The workshop, which usually costs $300 for each participant, is being offered to Warwick residents for only $25.

Lifeline DDSWQ fundraising and marketing manager Kirsten McGovern said the program had been heavily subsidised.

"This will make it a lot more accessible to everyone in the community,” she said.

"Workshops like this are really important as stats show eight Australians every day are taking their own lives.

"It's the leading cause of death in this country for people between the ages of 15 and 44.”

The course will help people identify those who may be at risk of suicide as well as being able to discuss suicide with a person at risk in a direct manner.

ASIST courses target sports coaches, teachers, bus drivers, youth workers and other community groups.

For more information call Lifeline on 1300991443.



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