Events

The Warwick Daily News Lifeline Bookfest

The Warwick Daily News Lifeline Bookfest is being held on Friday 18 May and Saturday 19 May.

Proudly sponsored by the Warwick Daily News since 1989 the Warwick Bookfest is one of our major fundraisers.

All proceeds raised from the event go towards our crisis support and suicide prevention services in this region

There will be hundreds of donated books on sale with nothing over $5.00 and many much less.

Doors open Friday 3pm- 8pm and Saturday 8am – 2pm at St Mary’s Hall, Cnr Wood Street and Acacia Avenue, Warwick.

There’s free admission, free parking and Eftpos available, so why not pop along and stock up on your reading material for winter!

Unleash the Beast Writing and Well Being Symposium

The aim of this writing and well being symposium is to share, promote and propagate the conversation about mental health in a relaxed, entertaining and engaging manner.

Forty five authors from across Australia will share their own stories about how mental health affects us as individuals, as families and as a community.

Sponsorship packages for this great event are available. Please call 1300 991 443 for further information.

Training

ASIST

LivingWork's ASIST is a two-day interactive workshop in suicide first aid and the world's leading suicide intervention workshop. ASIST training concentrates on helping a person with thoughts of suicide to stay safe and seek further help. The workshop teaches participants to recognise when someone may be at risk of suicide, provides them with the confidence to ask about suicide, and to work with them to create a plan that will support their immediate safety. By learning to recognise and assess someone with thoughts of suicide, participants become more effective at helping people at risk.

safeTALK

This half-day training program teaches participants to be alert to suicide as a risk to people's lives and responsive when they detect the risk arising. The skills taught in safeTALK are designed to give participants a short, clear process that anyone over the age of 15yrs can follow to become a 'suicide alert helper' in their own community.

MINDfit

This two hour in-house presentation is designed to promote good mental health in the workplace. MINDfit aims to educate participants on how to identify and support someone with a mental illness as well as ways to improve their own mental health and well-being. Good mental health = good business.

For further information or to book a training workshop please call 1300 991 443.