ANNOUNCEMENT – Introducing Good SPACE
Date: March 5, 2017
The Centre is excited to officially launch Good SPACE (formerly known as Farm-Link). Good SPACE is a suicide prevention project that aims to prevent suicide through community and clinical education. The project supported by Hunter New England Central Coast Primary Health Network, also helps link people to services appropriate to their needs.
Why did we change the name to Good SPACE?
The Farm-Link project has continued to expand. To reflect these changes, we took the opportunity to rename the project.
What is the significance of the name Good SPACE?
SPACE stands for ‘Suicide Prevention through Awareness, Courage and Empathy’. We need awareness to better understand suicide and to identify a person who may be at risk.
We recognise that it takes courage to connect with that person and to ask questions that are not always easy to ask. Lastly, we must always approach people with empathy, allowing them to feel connected and supported.
Through AWARENESS, COURAGE and EMPATHY a person can be helped to choose life, to make better choices and to re-discover hope. We believe this (along with encouraging help- seeking) will contribute to the prevention of suicide.
As Viktor E. Franki, Professor of Neurology and Psychiatry and Auschwitz Concentration Camp Survivor said:
Between stimulus (what is happening to us) and response (what we do about it) there is a SPACE. In that SPACE is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.
We hope you love the new name and logo as much as we do!
We would also like to clarify that we are still committed to the farming community. Our workshops and services are available to all community members in the region we cover.
Please tell us what you think!
For more information on Good SPACE, please click here.