Submissions to prevention of youth suicide inquiry finds shocking youth suicide statistics

The NSW Governments called for submissions into the prevention of youth suicide in NSW. Following on from the inquiry, an article was published in several local newspapers across Sydney and also published on the Daily Telegraph Website. The website received more than 5,000 reads. Here is the web link to the story: http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/newslocal/hills-shire-times/submissions-to-prevention-of-youth-suicide-inquiry-finds-shocking-youth-suicide-statistics-links-to-unemployment-gaps-in-education/news-story/e5288b458b5866047f7fb0d2e4a920b0

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Suicide prevention workshop with RFQ!

Suicide prevention – a vital skills for those working in community services. One of the most recognised programs is Livingworks ASIST which we has the pleasure of delivering to a very experienced group of staff at RFQ. Read some of the comments from participants at this valuable workshop:- “Sandi was a really competent trainer and…

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High school suicide rates on the rise

Study results published by NY Daily News show that attempted suicides have risen from 6.3% to 7.8%. Teen suicide is now a growing problem in today’s society. There are suggestions that there is a strong link between bullying and suicide. Perhaps in the past many parents have viewed ‘bullying’ as part of being a kid…

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Asking about suicide is never easy…

a quote from a student assistance counsellor “Asking about suicide is never easy. But after a student in our school made a very serious attempt, it sure got easier for me. I realised that maybe, just maybe I might be the one to help a student get enough professional support to realise there are healthier…

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