Gallang Place Staff Receive Suicide Prevention Training

Gallang Place staff members participated in the 3 day Dr Tracy Westerman program: Mental Health Assessment of Aboriginal Clients & Suicide Prevention in Aboriginal Communities.
The Program was conducted in July and 6 of our staff participated.
“I found the training to be culturally specific for our clients and useful in that it encouraged us to explore the specific factors that may be affecting our clients, including cultural bound syndromes and acculturative stress.
We were also given opportunities to workshop case studies and strategies to address minimization and observe the Westerman Aboriginal Symptom Checklist for youth and adults to determine risk levels.
Overall one of the best workshops I have attended.”
      Malinda Flynn, Gallang Place, Practice Manager