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?
This may be subject to variation, depending on community and location.
Contact Peta Boorman, the Deadly Thinking Program Manager for more information.
“It was deadly. The workshop gave me a whole new perspective on the way we think, issues and techniques to put in place to help myself and others. I would certainly recommend that others do this training.”Deadly Thinking Community Member
“I feel privileged to have attended this course. The content was excellent and the whole group was really engaged and open. We had a rich time sharing and learning together. Thank you so much!”Deadly Thinking Community Member
“I really enjoyed yarning with other Aboriginal people.”Deadly Thinking Community Member
“The amount of content, and the quality of it, is great.”Deadly Thinking Community Member
“Fantastic program on how to help your family and friends that may have mental health problems.”Deadly Thinking Community Member
“The work books were very useful and colourful. The pencils are awesome. The content will be very helpful.”Deadly Thinking Community Member
“The Deadly Thinking program covers a holistic awareness framework that is clear to be shared with all community.”Deadly Thinking Community Member
“This program helped me have a better understanding about mental health (mine included).”Deadly Thinking Community Member
“Very practical and easy strategies were shared. I can see myself using these strategies.”Deadly Thinking Community Member