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Hope for Life Suicide Prevention & Bereavement Support provides information, resources and training for those that support people who are at risk of suicide or have lost a loved one to suicide.
Suicide claims the lives of over 2500 Australians each year*. More people die by suicide than in fatal car accidents.
For every person who dies there are another 8 people who are directly affected, this means that suicide impacts the lives of over 20,000 Australian each year. The grief, confusion and anguish that comes from losing someone you love, a family member, a friend, a colleague is devastating.
As people involved in caring for others at crucial times, we share in the experience of grief and loss. Salvation Army Officers, counsellors and chaplains provide words of comfort, support and encouragement to people whose lives have been devastated by the loss of a loved one. We encounter people from all walks of life who experience emotional pain and loneliness and find it difficult to go on living. As a caring community, Australians have shown that we don’t want to stand idly by whilst people around us are suffering.
So how can we help?
The Salvation Army believes that we can all learn how to support and encourage people who feel a sense of hopelessness and loss. The information and training programs which are available through Hope for Life are designed to help you to know how to respond to people who may be at risk of suicide and those who have been bereaved by suicide. By becoming informed you might help to save a life and bring hope. We encourage you to complete the training courses available on this web site to increase your knowledge and confidence in being there for friends, colleagues, neighbours and loved ones who may need your support. Thank you for caring.
People need a listening ear, they need support, they need hope.
Hope saves lives.
To learn how you can help save lives, read more about our TRAINING PROGRAMS now.
Thursday September 10 is World Suicide Prevention & RUOK DayThe theme of World Suicide Prevention Day is 'Preventing Suicide: Reaching Out and Saving Lives.’
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