Bendigo Youth Crisis Card resource for community launched on this R U OK? Day

We are so excited to launch this new Youth Crisis Card resource on R U OK? Day.

The Crisis Card project is a pocket card and poster resource that outlines the names and numbers of Bendigo and National services that can assist a young person during a crisis.

The project stemmed from members of the Bendigo Suicide Prevention Awareness Network (SPAN) recognising a gap in knowledge about what services are available to provide support to someone when experiencing a crisis.

The Crisis Card was developed through a partnership between SPAN, headspace Bendigo, Anglicare Victoria, Bendigo Community Health Services, Catherine McAuley College, and Bendigo Foodshare.

Aiming to remove the uncertainty around who to seek support from, the Crisis Card provides immediate support and guidance to young people, with current, up-to-date services who will help in their time of need. Young people should be able to access judgement-free and confidential assistance no matter the day, time, or reason.

The Crisis Card resource consists of two elements, a physical pocket card and a poster.

The poster has been launched on R U OK? Day today with the pocket cards being printed and due for distribution in early October.

Download the poster: To download a copy of the Youth Crisis Card poster click here

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Bendigo Suicide Prevention and Awareness Walk - Save The Date 2020

POSTPONED

It's with sadness but a true sense of responsibility to all that we announce the Suicide Prevention And Awareness Walk planned for March 22 must be postponed due to the rapidly escalating Coronavirus (COVID-19) threat. We apologise for any inconvenience caused and will keep you up to date when we decide on a new date once this threat has gone away.

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