Stronger Smarter Yarns for Life

This is a one-day, early suicide prevention training program created for and with First Nations Peoples, including Professor Chris Sarra of the Year, 2016 NAIDOC Person Of The Year.


  • An awareness of the prevalence of mental illness and suicide in Australia generally and for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders
  • A strengths based approach to social support and suicide prevention
  • An understanding of the unique factors contributing to thoughts of suicide for First Nations People, including the impact of colonisation
  • The skills and knowledge to identify signs and debunk social myths
  • Tailored Indigenous mental health conversation planning tools
  • List of suitable referral, support options and resources at local and national levels

Up Coming Training

Training Dates:

  • ★ TBA

Time:  8.45 am until 4.00 pm

Venue:  Ngala Training Room 24 Gregory Street, Geraldton

Facilitators: Derise Jones, Robyn Hunt & Sarah Collins

Registration essential for catering

For information & Registration: Ph: Derise 0409 266 722      

FREE EVENT supported by WAPHA Morning and afternoon tea and lunch will be provided.

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