In the community

The Samaritans reach out and offer their expertise and experience by providing educational speakers for community groups on issues relating to mental health concerns, depression and suicide.

We try to raise awareness of what we, as a community, can do to help create a world where fewer people die by suicide.

Our experienced speakers educate others on the following topics:

  • The Samaritans as a suicide prevention agency
  • Warning signs, risk factors, aims, myths and facts associated with suicide
  • The value of listening
  • Basic effective listening skills that can be used to support people in distress.

If you are a parent, teacher, student or represent an agency or community group, you will benefit from listening to a Samaritans speaker.

If you would like to request a speaker or enquire further about our Community Outreach Program services, please call (08) 9381 5725.