Providing training for over 730 teachers and community workers is no mean feat but that’s just what Gosford North Rotary, with the help of Lifeline Central Coast, are doing with their SOKS (Save Our Kids) program.
Sadly, suicide is the leading cause of death for Australians ranging from 15 years to 44 years of age. So this initiative is essential in enabling our teachers in not only knowing what to look for in the way of warning signs, but empowering them with the confidence to ask the tough question, “Are you considering suicide?”
It may be a confronting conversation to start, but in order to assist our young people in getting the help they need, its one that’s most definitely worth having.
To hear first hand how powerful this training has been from a teacher on the Central Coast, read the article linked here. https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/newslocal/central-coast/save-our-kids-training-helps-spots-signs-of-suicide/news-story/c513249be628144ed0fa5773d5b72a23