MHACA delivers a Suicide Story Workshop in Tennant Creek

Suicide Story was delivered in Tennant Creek earlier this year.

A record number of people completed the program, with 24 people receiving certificates of attainment. Everyone who participated in this workshop found it to be worthwhile.

According to Tennant Creek based Facilitator Valda Shannon ‘It really lit my fire being at this workshop among my community. Listening to our mob getting up and sharing our stories, interacting and participating to find solutions – really ticked the box for me!’

For more information about Suicide Story please call MHACA on 8950 4600 or visit the Suicide Story web page.

If you need to talk to someone please call Lifeline on 131 144 OR Suicide Call Back Service 1300 659 467 OR Kids Helpline on 1800 55 1800.

If you have been bereaved by suicide, you can also contact MHACA’s StandBy Response Service on 0439 842 155.

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Facilitators Valda Shannon and Dorrie Wesley discuss Talking about Suicide with participants of the Suicide Story workshop.

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Facilitator, Charlie Hodgson, takes participants through the Fire Activity designed to challenge participants to think about things in their lives that keep their fire strong.

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At the conclusion of the 3 day Suicide Story workshop, Facilitator Dorrie Wesley participates in a Strengthening Ceremony.




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