AnglicareSA’s suicide prevention and postvention services were earlier this month acknowledged for ‘Outstanding Contribution’ in the 19th Annual State LiFE (Living is For Everyone) Awards.
The LiFE Awards, run by Suicide Prevention Australia, highlighted the commitment of AnglicareSA’s staff and volunteers in supporting those impacted by suicide and trying to help reduce the rate of suicide in our community.
“We are so appreciative of this award,” said AnglicareSA Loss and Grief Manager Michael Traynor.
“With suicide being the leading cause of death for people aged 15-44 in our state, our team support hundreds of South Australians each year who grieve the loss of a loved one, colleague, patient, or member of their community,” he said.
“Our team is honoured by the award and accept it with a great deal of thanks.”
AnglicareSA runs two specialist suicide prevention services – the Way Back Support Service and the Suicide Prevention Service. It’s two postvention services – Living Beyond Suicide and Stand By -supports grieving families, friends, and co-workers after suicide loss.
The AnglicareSA Suicide Prevention Service was the first post-attempt psychosocial suicide program in South Australia when it was co-designed in 2014 by AnglicareSA and the Flinders Medical Centre to not only support those in suicide crisis but their loved ones as well.
AnglicareSA has also been involved in developing the nation’s first Suicide Prevention Law, passed by State Parliament in December 2021.
For more information on AnglicareSA’s suicide prevention and postvention support services, please call 1300 077 798 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm) or visit https://anglicaresa.com.au/support/suicide-support/suicide-prevention-service/If you or someone you know needs help call Lifeline on 13 11 14, or the Suicide Call Back service on 1300 659 467.