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Deadly Thinking



Deadly Thinking is a social and emotional wellbeing and suicide prevention workshop designed for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

The one-day workshop addresses a wide range of topics including:

Social and mental wellbeing issues are discussed in an open respectful and comfortable forum. All participants receive a Deadly Thinkpack which includes a logo bag, truckers cap, pens and pencils, workbook and certificate of participation.

There is also a train-the-trainer program in which trainees learn to deliver the Deadly Thinking program. This is available for key community members, natural helpers and Elders. 

Abstract adapted from Rural and Remote Mental Health


Rural and Remote Mental Health
PO Box 2362
Cairns Qld 4870
PO Box 509
Glenside SA 5065
PO Box 226
West Perth WA 6872
Ph: 1300 515 951

Related publications

Australian Centre for Rural and Remote Mental Health (2014)

Deadly thinking [YouTube video].

: Australian Centre for Rural and Remote Mental Health

This video discusses the experiences of facilitators and community members who participated in Deadly thinking Workshops.

These workshops aim to promote healing and raise awareness and understanding of depression, anxiety and suicide in the context of family, community, spirituality, and sense of country. They also provide pathways for support and help, and identify Indigenous community members able and willing to undertake more training.

This video was developed by Rural and Remote Mental Health.

Abstract adapted from the Rural and Remote Mental Health


Last updated: 5 May 2017
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