Annual Suicide Prevention Walk

The annual Suicide Prevention Walk will be held this Wednesday, 10th September to which is World Suicide Prevention Day.

The community event will be held in the Darwin CBD with the Walk to commence at 12.00pm in Raintree Park, Smith St Mall.

Following the walk to Bicentennial Park on the Esplanade, a series of activities will be held including:

  • speeches;
  • information stall;
  • entertainment;
  • memorial activity; and
  • free BBQ.

All welcome. RED is the colour theme.

Download the event flyer:
DRISPN Walk 4 Suicide Prevention & Awareness 2014 flyer

“Get involved. Give hope. Save a life”.

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NRL Footy Show Story – “Depression in Footy”

On Thursday, 12th June the NRL Footy Show aired a story titled “Depression in Footy”. It was a powerful story about the impact that depression has on our elite NRL athletes, their family and beyond.  If you missed the story you can view both parts by clicking on the links below.

Depression in Footy Part 1http://www.jump-in.com.au/show/nrlfootyshow/videos/3620220787001/#/show/nrlfootyshow/videos/3620220787001/

Depression in Footy Part 2http://www.jump-in.com.au/show/nrlfootyshow/videos/3620220787001/#/show/nrlfootyshow/videos/3620214331001/

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NAIDOC Planning Meeting – Tuesday, 4 February

DRISPN will facilitate a meeting to begin planning this year’s NAIDOC Week celebrations for the Darwin region.  We need your help to plan and deliver this year’s program. So i you can contribute your time and energy, (no matter how big or small), you will be helping to make a difference.

DATE:  Tuesday, 4 February
TIME:  5.00pm-6.30pm
VENUE:  Wanguri Electorate Office, Hibiscus Shopping Town, LeanyerNAIDOC Planning Meeting Flyer

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New beyondblue Resources

Approximately 65,000 Australians attempt suicide each year. These individuals can experience a range of physical, psychological, emotional and social challenges following the event and are at much higher risk of a further attempt or death by suicide.  Many of the issues faced by someone who has attempted suicide, such as feelings of guilt, shame and confusion can also be shared by close family, friends and carers. However, few resources are presently available for either group of people. 

beyondblue has partnered with the Hunter Institute of Mental Health to review the evidence, consult with health stakeholders and people with a personal experience of suicide to develop ‘The way back’ resources, a practical guide for those who have attempted suicide and their family, friends and supporting networks. (Please click on either cover image to view the full trial version of each resource).

A trial of the distribution of resources is commencing in a small number of hospital and community mental health settings in New South Wales and the Northern Territory.

Feedback about the resources is now being sought from sector stakeholders and we would greatly appreciate a few minutes of your time to complete a short questionnaire.

Your feedback will be used to identify how the resources could be improved and to inform recommendations about national dissemination of the resources. The full Stakeholder Information Statement details this component of the project.

If you would like a hard copy of one or both of the resources, please email suicideprevention@beyondblue.org.au.

‘The way back’ resources have been funded through donations received from The Movember Foundation.

CLICK HERE TO TAKE THE SURVEY

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DRISPN AGM

DRISPN will hold its first Annual General Meeting next week.

DATE:  Wednesday, 13 November 2013

TIME:  5.00pm-6.00pm

VENUE:  Danila Dilba Healing Room – Malak Shops

We are seeking nominations from community members who would like to help us in our endeavours to promote suicide prevention in our community.

For more information call Ngaree on 0405 158 637.

DRISPN AGM Flyer

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DRISPN Meeting – New Venue

The next DRISPN meeting will be held next Wednesday afternoon in the Wanguri Electorate Office at Hibiscus Shopping Town.

DATE: Wednesday, 9 October
TIME: 3.30pm – 4.30pm
VENUE: Wanguri Electorate Office – Hibiscus Shopping TownOctober - Meeting Agenda

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