Lotterywest has provided support to launch a group-based peer to peer suicide intervention program in Western Australia called Alternatives to Suicide. This approach does not involve clinicians but draws on the lived experience of participants and the expertise of the facilitators to provide hope where people are experiencing darkness.
An online Train the Trainer course is currently being provided from the US to enable more facilitators to be trained locally, as this will allow the number of groups to grow.
If you are interested in finding out more about how to become a Facilitator please contact Reena D’Souza Reena@connectgroups.org.au.
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