Communities in Action for Suicide Prevention LiFE Award was awarded to Sacred Heart Catholic School at Geeveston.
Sacred Heart Catholic School Geeveston is a K-6 co-educational school situated in the Huon Valley.
The school has meaningful and extensive measures in place to create awareness, assistance, and exceptional standards of mental health support for their students, families and staff.
Their efforts during the 2019 Huon Valley bush fires provided remarkable support to the school’s students, families, staff, but was extended to the entire community. Through the provision of care packages, financial assistance and emotional support community wide. Efforts which were acknowledged within community forums and by Minister Jeremy Rockliff.
The school provides mental health and wellbeing awareness and action that greatly supports its entire school and wider community – minimising the effects of poor mental health and reduces the associated levels of suicide within their rural area.