A workshop designed to promote social and emotional well-being in Indigenous communities will be held at Mungindi in early November.
The ‘Deadly Thinking’ workshop will also address the issue of suicide prevention, according to Health Service Indigenous health coordinator Rodney Landers.
“Deadly Thinking is a program specifically designed for Indigenous communities.
“The workshops will confront core social and mental well-being issues in a culturally appropriate, accessible and compelling way,” he said.
Topics covered include yarning, risks to mental health, symptoms of anxiety and depression, drug and alcohol misuse, suicide risk and pathways to help.
The program was developed by not-for-profit organisation Rural and Remote Mental Health and will be co-facilitated by Mr Landers and Indigenous health worker Lane Brookes.
“I encourage anyone with an interest in Indigenous mental health and well-being to attend the workshops,’’ Mr Landers said.
The workshop will be held on November 7 at the Mungindi RSL Club from 10am until 2pm.
To register, or for further information, contact Rodney Landers on 4624 2977 or email TRAIC_SWHHS@health.qld.gov.au
Mental health professionals are available at the beyondblue Support Service via phone 24/7 on 1300 224 636 or via www.beyondblue.org.au/get-support for online chat (3PM-12AM AEST) or email responses (within 24 hours).