Join the panel to discuss suicide prevention

Join the panel to discuss suicide prevention


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WORLD Suicide Prevention Day is on September 10 so it is fitting the next Friday Forum focuses on ways to help friends, family or yourself.

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WORLD Suicide Prevention Day is on September 10 so it is fitting the next Friday Forum focuses on ways to help friends, family or yourself.

The Friday Forum is on this Friday, September 5, with a panel of experts joining the conversation on our website to help answer your queries about how to find support and get immediate help when times are tough.

The panel will look at how to tell if somebody isn't doing so well and what to do, how to develop coping mechanisms and build resilience, and how to provide emotional support.

The Rural Adversity Mental Health Program (RAMHP) actively promotes the GP as the first port of call for people who are feeling down.

Rural people can protect and promote their own wellbeing by being physically active, engaging with their community, spending time with family and friends and doing activities they enjoy.

Learn about the signs and symptoms somebody is not coping well can help you provide assistance to others when it is needed.

The Friday Forum is a joint initiative of The Land, the Rural Adversity Mental Health Program (RAMHP) and NSW Farmers.

The online forum, from 2pm, will be guided by a panel of experts in the mental health field.

Do you have a question for the panel? You can ask on the day or submit your questions ahead of time.

If you don't feel comfortable joining the discussion, you can still follow the conversation and pick up some solid suggestions about ways to get help or to improve your mental fitness.

  • Contact Lifeline on 13 11 14 or the NSW Mental Health Access Line on 1800 011 511.
  • Visit www.theland.com.au from 2pm on Friday, September 5, to take part in the Friday Forum.
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