#YouCanTalk

#YouCanTalk is a joint national suicide prevention campaign aimed at giving people the confidence to respond to friends and family when they need help and guide them to the right support services.

The campaign is a collaborative effort by beyondblue, Black Dog Institute, Everymind, headspace, Lifeline, ReachOut and R U OK?, which aims to empower and increase confidence when it comes to talking about suicide.


 

Led by some of Australia’s national mental health and suicide prevention organisations, the #YouCanTalk campaign is paving a new direction for suicide prevention in Australia.

The campaign is a collaborative effort by beyondblue, Black Dog Institute, Everymind, headspace, Lifeline, ReachOut and R U OK?, which aims to empower and increase confidence when it comes to talking about suicide.

Whether it is for conversations with friends, family, colleagues or acquaintances, #YouCanTalk also highlights the resources available to support these conversations.

The main message is you don’t need to be a clinician, a GP, or a nurse to check-in with someone you are worried about.

Trust your instincts and access suicide prevention resources to assist you in having the discussion.

This includes recognising the signs that someone is thinking of suicide, how to talk about it openly and honestly and what to do if someone says they are not coping and needs help.

#YouCanTalk is about giving people the confidence to have the conversation by connecting them to the tools that can support them.

Life in Mind is a digital gateway providing organisations and communities with access to tools such as current information, programs, services, resources and research within suicide prevention in Australia.

Click on the heading links below if you are looking for tools, resources and/or training to support the #YouCanTalk campaign.

#YouCanTalk to members or groups in your community

Community members and groups play a huge role in understanding the behaviours of local people and how to enact support when it’s needed.

Life in Mind, through the #YouCanTalk campaign connects community members with the right resources and services to support people having difficult conversations, bereaved by suicide and providing crisis support services.

#YouCanTalk to colleagues within your workplace or business

If you work in an organisation or business, it’s important you can recognise the warning signs of your colleagues. Knowing these signs, starting a safe conversation and directing to support services or resources empowers you to act as early as possible.

#YouCanTalk within the suicide prevention sector to peers and organisations

As a member of the sector, it’s ok to ask, share and talk about your experiences in suicide prevention.

Suicide prevention is part of everyday life and the more organisations involved and collaborating on crisis support services, stimulating programs and developing resources, the stronger the suicide prevention network becomes.

#YouCanTalk and get information at your own pace

Getting current information at your own pace is our aim. Life in Mind gives all members of the community access to suicide prevention resources, services, programs or data, giving you the freedom to choose when and where you read.

For more information about Suicide, Participating Organisations, Programs and Resources, information for Communities, materials for the Sector, visit the Lifeinmind #Youcantalk website

 

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