Byron Youth Theatre’s production about youth suicide prevention, Gone Tomorrow, highlights the importance of watching out for such signs in our family and friends and assisting them to get the help and support they may need. StandBy Support Service has been involved in script development assistance and Rose Hogan will be talking after one of the upcoming performances.
BYT is offering ONE FREE TICKET TO EACH PERFORMANCE to the first people who contact Lisa by email : firstname.lastname@example.org, subject: Win a ticket, Save a life.
Performances will be held at The Drill Hall Theatre, Mullumbimby, on Saturday 9 December at 2pm and 6pm and Sunday 10 December 6pm.
Guest speakers Rose Hogan from StandBy support after suicide service (Saturday 2pm), Michelle Walter, trauma counsellor (Saturday 6pm) and local psychologist Peter Chown (Sunday 6pm) will give a brief talk and Q&A after each performance. Information about local services will be available.
All parents with teenage children aged 15+ are encouraged to attend as well as community members, as youth suicide prevention is a key concern for all. Christmas is supposed to be a time of joy and happiness, but for many it’s the most difficult time of the year. Those experiencing mental illness can often find this time of year harder to bear.
BYT is grateful to Northern Rivers Community Foundation for funding this project as well as a Cunning Stunts donation. The production has been supported by Byron Youth Service, headspace, StandBy support after suicide, WayAhead, Mental Health Association of NSW and local school counsellors.
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