Monthly Archives: June 2016

Suicide postvention group welcomes Government’s plan for mental health

The StandBy Response Service, run by United Synergies, has today welcomed the Coalition’s commitment to suicide prevention. United Synergies CEO Christopher John said it was positive to see a bipartisan approach to investing in suicide prevention. “The Coalition’s response today provides an investment to better understand how suicide prevention efforts can respond early to the needs of those contemplating suicide,” Mr John said. “The $12 million

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Construction trainees wanted for historic Tait-Duke Community Cottage restoration in Tewantin

Local not-for-profit organisation, United Synergies, is looking for 10 community members to undertake a 16 week paid traineeship in construction as part of the exciting historic Tait-Duke Community Cottage restoration project in Tewantin. The traineeship, to commence on 1 July this year, provides a Certificate I in Construction and is open to anyone over 15

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Youth job courses available at headspace Caboolture

headspace Caboolture is excited to be hosting short job skills courses for local young people to help them get the practical skills and work experience to secure a job. Not-For-Profit organisation United Synergies is running six week courses from headspace Caboolture starting in June and July. The courses are free for young people aged between

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Nambour workshop to support people affected by suicide

The Nambour community is invited to attend a free full-day workshop on how to support someone who has been affected by suicide. United Synergies’ StandBy Response Service is a 24-hour/seven-day crisis response service for families, friends, witnesses and associates who are feeling the impact of a suicide loss. The Nambour workshop on Thursday 7 July

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StandBy National Coordinators Forum

United Synergies’ StandBy Reponse Service recently held their national coordinators forum in Noosa, with representatives from 15 regions across Australia coming together to share their experience and knowledge.  Jill Fisher, National StandBy Coordinator presented suicide bereavement in the national and international arena, and the coordinators linked in with ‘Lived Experience Champions’ from Far North Queensland

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Preventing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Suicide

Two National StandBy staff, together with representatives from three StandBy Sites were privileged to attend the inaugural Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Suicide Prevention Conference held in Alice Springs in May 2016. All states and territories of Australia were represented with guest speakers also travelling from New Zealand.   Topics covered during presentations included community based

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