This week’s podcast takes a closer look at the issues surrounding suicide prevention and support services. It features a lived experience speaker, a clinical psychologist, and a Support Services Operations Manager.
If you or someone you know needs help…
Lifeline – 131 114
Beyond Blue – 1300 22 4636
For people aged five to 25, Kids Helpline can be contacted on 1800 55 1800
While e-headspace.ORG.au provides online counselling services for those 12 to 25.
Here’s a bit more about this week’s guests:
Peta Dampney is a lived experience speaker for Suicide Prevention Australia and Roses in the Ocean. She has contributed to suicide prevention projects here in Newcastle as well as nationally. Peta is a lived experience representative for LifeSpan Newcastle and is a lived experience consultant, writer, advocate and spokesperson. She is passionate about promoting safe conversations about suicide as well as the great need for increased funding for research and supporting evidence based programs to reduce the rate of suicide deaths and attempts in Australia.
Danielle Adams is Operations Manager for The Way Back Support Service at Hunter Primary Care. Danielle is also a Clinical Psychologist. The Way Back Support Service is a collaboration with local agencies including Calvary Mater Newcastle, Hunter New England Mental Health, Hunter Institute of Mental Health and Relationships Australia. The Way Back Support Service is a trial initiative and referrals are via Calvary Mater Newcastle following self-harm. For more information, please visit: http://hunterprimarycare.com.au/mental-health/the-way-back-support-service/
Dr Katie McGill is a clinical psychologist with a passion for translating suicide prevention evidence into practice. She holds two positions- she is one of the two LifeSpan Newcastle coordinators with Hunter Institute of Mental Health as well as being the Suicide Prevention Research Manager with Hunter New England Mental Health Service.
To find out more about LifeSpan Newcastle and its nine areas of focus- and to find out more about accessing QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) and the other recommended locally available suicide prevention education and training programs- sign up to the mailing list or join the LifeSpan Newcastle suicide prevention collaborative. Go to: https://himh.org.au/programs/lifespan-newcastle