Deadly Thinking is a social, emotional well-being and suicide prevention program specifically designed for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, confronting core social and emotional well-being issues in a culturally appropriate and compelling way.

Who can benefit?

Deadly Thinking is a social and emotional well-being and suicide prevention workshop designed by and for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to be delivered to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities; natural helpers; Elders; everyone is welcome!

Bring Deadly Thinking to your community! We can provide a facilitator to present and support staff. All you need is commitment and a passion for improving your community’s social and emotional well-being!


For key community members, natural helpers and Elders, Deadly Thinking delivers a two-day Train-the-Presenter workshop, in which trainees learn to deliver the Deadly Thinking program in their community.

By taking a leadership role, presenters greatly extend the scope and sustainability of the program as well as the long-term effectiveness of protective strategies in the community.

You can learn more about Deadly Thinking by downloading the Deadly Thinking Program Brochure here.

What does the program consist of?

A one-day workshop during which core social and emotional well-being issues are addressed in an open, respectful and comfortable forum. Each session includes a Deadly Thinking video that discusses different aspects of social and emotional wellbeing.

Topics covered include yarning, risks to wellbeing, staying strong, handling worries, symptoms of anxiety and depression, drug and alcohol misuse, suicide risk, pathways to help and connection to culture and country.

What materials are provided?

All participants receive a Deadly Thinkpack.

This pack comprises: a Deadly Thinking logo bag; truckers cap; pens and pencils; Deadly Thinking one-day social and emotional well-being workbook and a certificate of participation.

How much does Deadly Thinking cost?

Deadly Thinking is priced at $198/person and is provided by our trained independent Deadly Thinking Facilitators.

This may be subject to variation, depending on community and location.

Contact Peta Boorman, the Deadly Thinking Program Manager for more information.