Almost 100 Sunshine Coast residents registered for suicide-alertness training for World Suicide Prevention Day (WSPD), potentially benefiting more than 700 people.

Community members attended four-hour face-to-face training, safeTALK, or registered for 90-minute self-guided online training, Start.

The estimated flow-on effect of this collective effort is that 714* community members will be positively impacted by trainees’ increased capabilities to support others.

It is also estimated that $25,000* of social economic cost will be saved through this increased community capability.

safeTALK and Start suicide alertness training options teach the often-subtle signs that a person might be considering suicide and how to connect them to help.

They are developed by LivingWorks and offered free of charge to the Sunshine Coast community by USC’s The Alliance for Suicide Prevention.

*Social impacts are measured by ROOY