Friday, 24 July, 7pm – 9pm
Thursday, 10 September, 7pm – 9pm
International research shows that members of the LGBTQ+ community, compared to our non-LGBTQ+ peers, are at higher risk of self-harm and suicide, including attempts and deaths. They are also left behind when someone they know or love has died by suicide. At Oogachaga, their professional experience of supporting Singapore’s LGBTQ+ community since 1999 shows this is sadly also the case locally.
What topics will be covered
* Suicide statistics, myths & facts
* Suicide language & terminology
* Suicide warning signs
* Basic suicide prevention tips
Who should attend
Priority will be given for members of Singapore’s LGBTQ+ community to attend.
This community workshop may NOT be appropriate for the following:
* Anyone under the age of 16
* Anyone living outside Singapore
* Anyone who is already professionally trained in suicide prevention (eg: counsellors, social workers, mental health workers).
Who are the trainers
Shamini Nedumaran (she, her) is a registered counsellor (Singapore Association for Counselling) & Counsellor at Oogachaga since 2017, where she works with individuals & couples, including lesbian, bisexual & queer women, trans & gender-diverse youth, & gay men.
Leow Yangfa (he, him) is a registered social worker (Social Work Accreditation & Advisory Board) & Executive Director of Oogachaga. He has 20 years’ professional experience working in the local social service sector, including Samaritans of Singapore (SOS, 2005-2013) & Oogachaga (since 2013).
This event is supported by the Canadian High Commission, Singapore.