Deadly Thinking is a social, emotional well-being and suicide prevention program specifically designed for Indigenous communities, confronting the core social and mental well-being issues faced by young and old alike in a culturally appropriate, accessible and compelling way.
A unique and effective program
Deadly Thinking is a social and emotional well-being and suicide prevention workshop designed by Indigenous people for Indigenous people.
In the context of cultural sensitivity, the one-day Deadly Thinking workshop addresses a wide range of topics including anxiety and depression, drug abuse (in particular ‘Ice’), alcohol abuse and suicide. Importantly, Deadly Thinking is focused on pathways to help.
For key community members, natural helpers and elders, ACRRMH delivers a two-day Train the Trainer workshop, in which trainees learn to deliver the Deadly Thinking program.
Deadly Thinking can then be delivered independently by trained trainers who receive support from ACRRMH staff.
By assuming a leadership role, trainees greatly extend the scope and sustainability of the program as well as the long-term effectiveness of protective strategies in the community.
Who can benefit?
- remote Indigenous communities;
- natural helpers;
- ‘at risk’ individuals;
- ‘at risk’ groups.
What does the program consist of?
A one-day workshop during which core social and mental well-being issues are addressed in an open, respectful and comfortable forum.
Topics covered include yarning, risks to mental health, symptoms of anxiety and depression, drug and alcohol misuse, suicide risk and pathways to help.
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?
Deadly Thinking is priced at $198/person and is provided by our trained independent Deadly Thinking facilitators.
This may be subject to variation, depending on community and location.
Contact the Deadly Thinking program manager for more information.
What can you do?
Bring Deadly Thinking to your community.
We 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.
If you would like to find out more about Deadly Thinking, or request a Deadly Thinking workshop for your community
“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 participant, QLD
“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 workshop participant, QLD
“The presenters provide a safe confidential environment for all people, are culturally minded and respectful in acknowledging the people of the land. Thank you for allowing this great experience.”Train-the-Trainer participant, SA
“I really enjoyed the workshops and hopefully will develop a ‘new found’ confidence in conducting presentations in the future! Thanks again for the encouragement, sensitivity and support.”Train-the-Trainer participant, SA