Federal Member for Berowra, Julian Leeser MP was joined by Federal, State and local colleagues this morning to learn practical suicide prevention skills through Lifeline’s ground-breaking safeTALK training session.

“Suicide is one of the great challenges that Australia faces. It affects us all. By starting with Members of Parliament and Mayors, I hope to encourage other leaders in our community to also undertake the safeTALK training and help to reduce the alarming rate of suicide in our society,” Mr Leeser said.

Lifeline Harbour to Hawkesbury CEO Wendy Carver said the ground-breaking safeTALK training session has seen more than 10 Parliamentarians and local Mayors come together to learn practical suicide prevention skills.

Mr Leeser was joined by Trent Zimmerman MP, Federal Member for
North Sydney, the Hon Matt Kean MP, NSW Minister for Innovation and Better Regulation and Member for Hornsby, Damien Tudehope
MP, NSW Member for Epping, Alister Henskens SC MP, NSW Member for Ku-ring-gai, Cr Steve Russell, Mayor of Hornsby Shire Council, Cr Yvonne Keane, Mayor of The Hills Shire Council and Cr Jennifer Anderson, Mayor of Ku-ring-gai Council.

If you or someone you know is contemplating suicide, call Lifeline on 13 11 14.