Stop Male Suicide In VIC Seminar

More that seven men die by suicide every week in Victoria. The economic cost of male suicide in VIC is estimated to be $3B per year. This year we’re helping to put male suicide on the agenda in VIC by hosting a Stop Male Suicide seminar in Melbourne.

EVENT: Stop Male Suicide in VIC Seminar

DATE: Wednesday 30th November 2016

TIME: 9am – 4pm

 LOCATION: MensLine, Footscray, VIC 3011

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REGISTRATION:

Full Price tickets for those booking after  28th October @ $100 per person:

https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=8FBX3N7FMBP64

Please note we have a small number of concessions available. Please email StopMaleSuicide@gmail.com if you wish to apply.

PROGRAM:

9.00: REGISTRATION

9.30-11.00: MORNING SESSION: STOPPING MALE SUICIDE 

9.30: Welcome address, Kim O’Neill, CEO, On The Line

9.45: Stopping Male Suicide in VIC, Glen Poole Stop Male Suicide Project

10.00: Lived Experience Speakers

  • Session A: Tony McManus, R U OK?
  • Session B: Cassandra Quinn, Follow The Dots

10.30: Best Practice Talks

  • Session C: Pete Nicholls, Dads In Distress, working with separated dads
  • Session D:  Owen Connolly, LaTrobe Regional Hospital, working with men rural communities
  • Session E: MensLine, talk and tour

11.00-11.30: BREAK

11.30-12.30: SUICIDE PREVENTION SKILLS 

  • Session F: Glenn Melvin,  Monash University, Can your smartphone see you through? Using the BeyondNow – a safety planning suicide prevention app to reduce suicide risk.
  • Session G: Marisca Seinen, Lifeline Gippsland, How ASIST/SAFETALK training can help you stop male suicide

12.3o-13.30: LUNCH

13.30-14.10: AFTERNOON SESSION (PART ONE): WORKING WITH MEN 

  • Session H: Working with men bereaved by suicide, Jules Haddock and Kevin James, Suicide Bereavement Service Geelong
  • Session I: Are you right mate? Why are men at greater risk of suicide? Brian Kennedy, Community Suicide Prevention Training
  • Session J: MensLine Talk and Tour

14.10-14.45: AFTERNOON SESSION (PART ONE): WORKING WITH MEN 

  • Session K: Save Your Bacon, getting the suicide prevention message to local tradies, Jeremy Forbes, HALT
  • Session L: How any man can be at risk of suicide, Dianne Colbert, Healthy Hearts, Healthy Minds
  • Session M: MensLine Talk and Tour

14.45-15.15: BREAK

15.15-16.00: FINAL SESSION: REFLECTING ON THE DAY

 

FURTHER INFORMATION: StopMaleSuicide@gmail.com

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