Everymind is proud to announce our involvement in the launch of an exciting national suicide prevention campaign.
#YouCanTalk marks a new direction - and collaboration - for suicide prevention in Australia, led by beyondblue, Black Dog Institute, Everymind, headspace, Lifeline, ReachOut and R U OK?.
The #YouCanTalk campaign, a landmark joint national initiative unveiled today at Parliament House, Canberra, aims to empower the general public to have open, safe and honest conversations about suicide by connecting them to the tools and resources that can support them.
Our Director Jaelea Skehan says many people find it hard to talk about suicide and ask the question, but it is often harder still for those in distress to put up their hand and ask for help.
“Part of building a safety net for those in distress is to build the capacity of people across our community to reach out and offer support, rather than waiting for someone who is thinking about suicide to put their hand up to ask for help. #YouCanTalk is about giving people the confidence to have the conversation by connecting them to the tools that can support them.”
Check out Everymind’s resources below, including our Conversations Matter resources, which provide practical tips and tools on how to talk about suicide in safe and effective way.
Want to find out more information?
Life in Mind provides access to a range of national resources and links designed to support people to talk about suicide and find relevant services and support.