Second Deadly Thinking workshop for Roma

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A second workshop to promote social and emotional well-being in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities will be held at Roma on 3 November, following the success of a previous one in September.

South West Hospital and Health Service Indigenous Health Coordinator Rodney Landers says the Deadly Thinking workshop also would address the issue of suicide prevention.

“Deadly Thinking is a program specifically designed for Indigenous communities. The workshop will confront core social and mental well-being issues in a culturally appropriate, accessible and compelling way.”

Topics covered include yarning, risks to mental health, symptoms of anxiety and depression, drug and alcohol misuse, suicide risk and pathways to help.

The Deadly Thinking program was developed by not-for- profit organization Rural and Remote Mental Health.

The workshop will be held at: Roma: 3 November, CWAATSICH Conference Centre, Charles St, Roma, from 1 pm to 4.30 pm.

To register, or for further information, contact Rodney Landers at Roma Community and Allied Health on 4624 2977 or email: [email protected]

The workshop is free and light refreshments will be provided.