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Topic Tuesday // How to build a safety plan with a loved one // 24 Oct. 7pm AEDT

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Hi there,

Tonight will be a community discussion about creating a safety plan with your loved one. 

While we always hope that our loved one travels well, often we can constantly worry about them crashing or becoming unwell.

One strategy to alleviate the worry is to work with your loved one to create a safety plan to use in the event they become unwell. In this session we will discuss:

  • What is a safety plan
  • Safety plan templates
  • How to approach the topic with a loved one
  • What's worked (and not worked) for you

Join us from 7pm AEDT to chat to those who have been there.

To get an email reminder on the night, hit the 'Like' button below.

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Re: Topic Tuesday // How to build a safety plan with a loved one // 24 Oct. 7pm AEDT

Good evening everyone,

A shout out reminder to @SamWho @Mimi1 @2amBrain @Appleblossom @Former-Member & @Shaz51

Thank you all for joining us! Tonight we are going to look at ‘safety plans’ – what they are, what they do and how they can be used.

 

To kick off the night, I’d love to hear about what brought you to the session tonight.

Re: Topic Tuesday // How to build a safety plan with a loved one // 24 Oct. 7pm AEDT

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Re: Topic Tuesday // How to build a safety plan with a loved one // 24 Oct. 7pm AEDT

Welcome @Charm63 Smiley Happy

Re: Topic Tuesday // How to build a safety plan with a loved one // 24 Oct. 7pm AEDT

Hi @NikNik well I have made a safety plan but I think approaching the topic with a loved one is something I havent done yet

Re: Topic Tuesday // How to build a safety plan with a loved one // 24 Oct. 7pm AEDT

Are there any examples of a safety plan? This is all new to me.

Re: Topic Tuesday // How to build a safety plan with a loved one // 24 Oct. 7pm AEDT

Absolutely @Charm63
We will look at a few different ones tonight.
Welcome @Former-Member

Re: Topic Tuesday // How to build a safety plan with a loved one // 24 Oct. 7pm AEDT

I think approaching the topic with a loved one is something different @NikNik , a lot of other issues comes into it  is different to doing a plan for yourself

Hello @Charm63, @Former-Member 

Re: Topic Tuesday // How to build a safety plan with a loved one // 24 Oct. 7pm AEDT

So it seems like this is a clean slate for @Charm63 - but what about @Shaz51 & @Former-Member What's your understanding of what a safety plan is & its purpose?

There's a few different definitions floating around.

 

Re: Topic Tuesday // How to build a safety plan with a loved one // 24 Oct. 7pm AEDT

@NikNik@Shaz51my understanding is that a safety plan is there when someone experiences suicidal thoughts and/or feelings. It doesn't mean that they are suicidal, just having thoughts. Its purpose is to make the person feel safe. It steps through things the person can do themselves first and then gradually brings in support people to help the person.

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