Two ambassadors from the R U OK? project will be speaking at the Stop Male Suicide in NSW seminar, to be held in Sydney on Tuesday 31st May.
R U OK? is a not-for-profit organisation on a mission to help prevent suicide by encouraging and equipping everyone to regularly and meaningful ask”are you ok”?
Two of R U OK?’s ambassadors in NSW, Nic Newling and Paul McFarlane, are supporting the seminar that will bring together people who are committed to taking action to help Stop Male Suicide, which currently takes the lives of six men in Australia every day.
Nic is an outspoken advocate for mental health, suicide prevention, and sharing personal stories. Having lived through the experience of suffering with a mood disorder throughout high school and losing his brother to suicide, he has since dedicated himself to changing the way mental illness is addressed in schools, workplaces, and communities. You can find out more about Nic at www.nicnewling.com.
Paul McFarlane is the Senior Chaplain for NSW Ambulance. Paul coordinates the work of 37 volunteer chaplains who support paramedics and community members following traumatic incidents. Paul trains paramedics to build resilience and develop self-care strategies to maintain good mental health. He is also a passionate Ambassador for RUOK? Day.
If you want to help Stop Male Suicide in NSW, find out more at the links below:
- To come and take part in the Stop Male Suicide in NSW seminar click here
- To find out about the other speakers taking part in this seminar click here
- To find out more about the work of R U OK? click here
- To find out more about the Stop Male Suicide project, click here
- To find out more about the rate of male suicide in NSW click here