Fri, 06 Nov | MP's The Meeting Place

Conversations about Suicide

Join Vanessa Larry Mitchell for this 4 hour workshop to help you build the skills and confidence to have conversations about suicide with people who may be at risk fo suicide.
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Conversations about Suicide

Time & Location

06 Nov 2020, 8:30 am – 12:30 pm
MP's The Meeting Place, 105 Molesworth St, Lismore NSW 2480, Australia

About the Event

The Mental Health First Aid 'Conversations About Suicide' course will teach you how to identify, approach and support someone who is experiencing suicidal thoughts and behaviours using a practical, evidence based Action Plan. You will also have the opportunity to practise your new skills in a safe environment.

This course is based on guidelines developed through the expert consensus of people with lived experience of mental health problems and professionals.

Note: This course is not a therapy or a support group. This course is not recommended for individuals recently bereaved by suicide.

Why attend an MHFA course?

Evaluations consistently show that MHFA training is associated with improved knowledge of mental illnesses, their treatments andappropriate first aid strategies, and confidence in providing first aid to individuals with mental illness. It is also associated with decreased stigma and an increase in help provided.

What will you learn?

  • How to identify warning signs for suicide
  • How to confidently support a person in crisis
  • How to help the person stay safe
  • How to connect someone to appropriate professional help.

Facilitator: Vanessa 'Larry' Mitchell (Comedian, Emcee and Facilitator)

Host of comedy club, Larry Laughs Loud, Vanessa Larry Mitchell has been been delivering accredited and non-accredited training for over 15 years. Vanessa recently achieved 'Master Instructor' status for Mental Health First Aid delivery, having delivered over 30 Standard Mental Health First Aid courses, with consistently positive feedback.

She combines her public speaking and light hearted approach to training delivery with her passion for creating change within the mental health sector for this informative and necessary 4 hour workshop, 'Conversation about Suicide'.

Course details:

Friday Nov 6th 2020

8.30am - 12.30pm

Venue: MP's the Meeting Place, Lismore

Tickets via or email info@larrylaughsloud

Enquiries: 0413558200 (Vanessa)

*Limited to 10 places

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Wednesday, October 10, 2018:

A NEW comedy production is set to have Northern Rivers audiences laughing in the aisles. Larry Laughs Loud is the latest production from local comedian, Vanessa Larry Mitchell, who will be touring her show througout the area and beyond. Mitchell's comedy career was launched after she attended Mandy Nolan's comedy writing workshop in 2015. "I had no idea where the journey would take me" Mitchell said. Having attended the course for 'a bit of fun', Mitchell descovered that she enjoyed telling stories and potentially risky jokes to rooms full of people. After performing regularly in open mic nights in Byron Bay, Mullumbimby and the Gold Coast, Mitchell found it difficult to balance the travel outside the local area with her full-time day job and being a mum, so she decided to set up an open mic room at he Rous hotel in Lismore. An instant success, Larry Laughs Loud is now a regular monthly gig at the hotel and the Lismore Workers Club, the Deck and Lounge at SCU, Yamba Recreation and Bowling Club, and performances are planned for Alstonville, Nimbin and Evans Head. Mandy Nolan, a veteran to the Australian comedy scene, describes Mitchell as 'A refreshingly natural voice; sassy and confident'. Mitchell said Larry Laughs Loud is about giving new and emerging comics a space to develop their skills on stage in a safe and supportive environment, as well as bringing experienced talent to the region. 'We are generating loads of interest and support from people wanting to have a go on the stage a well as our rapidly growing audiences' she said, "I am particularly passionate about increasing female representation in comedy and supporting women to build confidence, to embrace their own style of humour, in a heavy male dominated industry".


23rd August, 2018

Yamba is about to go wild for Comedy; Daily examiner


The newest stand up comedy club in Northern NSW!


Ready for a night you’ll never forget? Come along to one of Larry Laughs Loud's stand up comedy events— we promise you a great night full of hilarious entertainment, cosy venues & complete randomness!


Larry Laughs Loud provides regular opportunities for novice comedians to develop their stage skills & perfect their sets, as well as bringing experienced comedians to the Northern Rivers Region. Whether you’re going out with your friends or that special someone, our fun atmosphere and good vibes guarantee you’ll have a fantastic evening.


Need an MC, entertainer or would like to host your own event? We have performers to suit all genres and budgets, so get in touch!