• 20 Feb 2017

    Time: 08:30 - 12:30

    Alternatives to Suicide Forum

    Training Course

    MercyCare presents an opportunity to understand in more detail the origins of the peer-led Alternatives to Suicide program and why it works.

    This innovative, suicide prevention program from the Western Massachusetts Recovery Learning Center (USA) will be explained by two of their trainers. Attendees will be able to discuss with them why this has worked in responding to the difficult issue of suicide prevention.

    Alternatives to Suicide is a group and philosophy developed by the Western Massachusetts Recovery Learning Community (USA).

    This seminar will outline how this approach evolved and why it has been so successful.

    You can view further information about this program and the Western Mass RLC at

    The presenters inlcude Lisa Forestell and Caroline White, whom will share their knowledge about this approach at this forum in Perth, which is their only forum in Australia

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    Registration is essential as places are limited.

    Download registration form.

    Please Note: There will also be a specific opportunity for consumers, family members and carers to meet with the trainers in a follow up activity later that day at the same venue and attendance at the morning event would be of benefit for attendance at the afternoon consumer, family and carer forum. Please state your interest the afternoon event if you wish to attend, but it is definitely restricted only to consumers, family members and carers.


    The Rise, 28 Eighth Avenue, Maylands


    • Cost: : free

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