Male Suicide Prevention Training Day, April 12

27 March 2017

Male suicide claims six lives a day in Australia, with men and boys being at least three times more likely to die in this way. Yet when it comes to prevention, we are more effective at spotting and helping women at risk of suicide than men.

The Male Suicide Prevention training day is is designed to address this 'gender paradox' by helping people to take action to stop male suicide.

This practical course will give you more knowledge, more skills and more confidence to take action to help Stop Male Suicide.

The course will be delivered by Glen Poole, founder of the Stop Male Suicide project and author of the book, You Can Stop Male Suicide.

Using a combination of instructional learning, group discussion and practical exercises, the course will cover the following four key learning areas:

  • The pathways to male suicide - which men and boys are most at risk of suicide and why?;
  • How to spot a man with a suicide plan and know what action you can take;
  • To talk or not to talk - understanding the ways men cope and how to work with masculine strengths to help men get help;
  • Keeping suicidal men safe - a solution-based approach to help stop male suicide.

$195 - early bird fee closes Wednesday, 5 April
$225 - full fee after Wednesday, 5 April 

Event details:
Wednesday, 12 April, 9.30am-4.30pm
Whitten Oval, West Footscray (home of the Western Bulldogs AFL Club – main entrance and look for signs)

How to get there:
Via train:
To West Footscray railway station; 5-10 minutes’ walk north.

Via bus: 
Route 216 from Footscray Station (Bay 12) to Caroline Springs; alight at Barkly St/Gordon St corner
Route 219 from Footscray Station (Bay 12) to Sunshine South; alight at Barkly St/Gordon St corner

Via car:
Whitten Ave, off Barkly St, West Footscray. Ample free parking.

For more information and bookings, contact:
Brian Mier BHA, TSTC
Men's & Community Health Promoter, Educator and Advocate
Eagle Health Resources
15 Charles Road, Lilydale Vic 3140
P: 0418 326 670