“START”- Online Suicide Awareness Training

Now more than ever we need our community members to have the confidence and skills to have safe conversations about suicide.

START is online, interactive training that will not only teach skills, but give you the chance to practice them. You do not need any prior training or experience to take this course. The material is suitable whether you are a professional working in mental health/community services, or whether you are a butcher or hairdresser, or a uber driver. 

START is currently discounted at only $60.00 per participant.
For the cost of a couple of coffees, you can learn the skills to help save a life.

To register, follow this link  https://shopaus.livingworks.net/products/livingworks-start and make sure you use the code T-22913 

If you are interested in purchasing bulk licenses to train your whole staff team, contact us to find out what options are available to meet your needs.



ASIST- 2 day suicide first aid

Monday 5th and Tuesday 6th July
The Boulevard- Floreat
$350 + GST
(includes all materials and light refreshments)
*subsidised rate available for those who require

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) is a course in suicide first aide. During the two-day (16 hrs) interactive session, participants learn to help prevent the immediate risk of suicide by helping someone create a plan of community connections that can help them keep themselves safe

Course Content Includes:

Learning outcomes include, How to;
• Understand the ways personal and societal attitudes affect views on suicide and how to respond
• Provide guidance and suicide first-aid to a person at risk in ways that meet their individual safety needs,
• Identify the key elements of an effective suicide safety plan and the actions required to implement it,
• Appreciate the value of improving and integrating suicide prevention resources in the community at large,
• Recognize other important aspects of suicide prevention including life-promotion and self-care




Boundaries, Burnout & Self Care

Friday 23 July 10am-1pm
Online via webinarjam
$120 + GST
Includes course materials, resources & certificate

A workshop for people who are engaged professionally or personally in caring for others to provide peer support, community services or support around mental health and wellbeing.

This session seeks to build personal capacity for resilience and will provide you with tools that can support your own wellbeing, as you continue to provide care for others.

Course Content Includes:

  • The impact of providing care or support in personal, peer, community and professional contexts
  • What professional, personal and ethical boundaries are and why they are important
  • Sympathy vs Empathy​
  • How to have “hard conversations” about mental health and wellbeing
  • How to identify and respond to Burnout
  • What is Self Care and how to use it to increase your resilience ​
  • What is Community Care and how can it help you support yourself and others
  • Referrals and Networks of Support




Challenge, Connection & Control

Thursday 19th August 2021 10am-1:30pm
Online via webinarjam
$140 + GST
Includes course materials, resources & certificate

Interactive online workshop that will build your capacity to understand, reframe and respond to “challenging behaviour”. Look at how to prevent and deescalate situations of conflict. A valuable workshop for those working in human-facing roles within their organization or community.

Course Content Includes:

  • Reframing challenge and control
  • How to prevent situations of challenge and conflict
  • De-escalation and meeting needs
  • Communication Techniques
  • Building a toolkit of responses
  • Debriefing and supports




Foundations of LGBTIQ+ Inclusive Practice

Monday 23rd August, 10am-2pm
Online via webinarjam
$160 + GST

Includes course materials, resources & certificate

  • Wondering how to create a more inclusive workplace or be more inclusive in your work practice or community?
  • Unsure about what language to use when discussing LGBTIQ+ topics?
  • Want to remove barriers that may be preventing LGBTIQ+ people from accessing your services?
  • Looking to develop your referral networks to LGBTIQ+ groups and services?
  • Keen to learn how you can be a better ally to the LGBTIQ+ community?

Having safe and informed services and individuals in Regional areas can make the world of difference to health and wellbeing outcomes for LGBTIQ+ people.




LGBTIQ+ Family and Domestic Violence and Intimate Partner Violence

Monday 25th October 10am – 2pm
The Platform Perth, Adelaide Tce
$240 +GST

Wednesday 27th October 10am – 2pm
Online via WebinarJam
$180 +GST

​​​​​​​28th May 2021 marks the second LGBTI Domestic Violence Awareness Day. In an effort to build the capacity of services, we invite FDV / IPV Practitioners, GPs and Medical Practitioners, Community Service Providers, Mental Health Workers, Advocates, Suicide​​​​​​​ Prevention Providers and the wider community to join Connection And Wellbeing Australia in a workshop that will explore the experiences of LGBTIQ+ Family and Domestic Violence (FDV) and Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) and how we can better respond to the needs of LGBTIQ+ people.

Discussion will cover:

  • How FDV and IPV presents in LGBTIQ+ communities
  • Specific contributors to LGBTIQ+ FDV and IPV
  • Unique challenges faced by LGBTIQ+ people experiencing FDV and IPV
  • How to work inclusively with LGBTIQ+ people experiencing FDV and IPV
  • ​​​Referring to and working with LGBTIQ+ groups to provide access to supports

Knowledge gained in this workshop will reduce the barriers faced by LGBTIQ+ people in being able to seek support. An important workshop not to be missed.

FACE TO FACE – 25th October: https://s.surveyplanet.com/1gTdjKfVR
ONLINE – 27th October: https://event.webinarjam.com/register/48/zkw35c7g



Mental Health 101

Thursday 29 July, 10am-2pm
Monday 16th August, 10am-2pm
Tuesday 7th September 10am-2pm
Online via webinarjam
$160 + GST
Includes course materials, resources & certificate

Mental Health 101 is a half day (3.5hrs) workshop which gives a fundamental understanding of mental health and wellbeing and provides the skills to connect someone with the supports they need.

Practical Tools and Resources will support your learning and can be applied to professional and personal contexts.

Learning outcomes include, How to;

  • Understand the ways personal and societal attitudes affect views on mental health
  • Develop a basic understanding of common mental health needs. Including depression, anxiety..
  • Challenge common mental health myths and stereotypes
  • What mental illness might look like from the outside and feels like from the inside
  • How to notice when someone may need support with their mental health
  • Factors that may affect mental health and wellbeing
  • Learn how to listen to someone about their mental health need
  • Develop knowledge of how and where to connect people with support
  • Creating mentally healthy workplaces and communities



Designing Tools, Resources and Workshops that build capacity is our passion!

CAWA can create bespoke training packages that meet the specific needs of your staff, volunteers or community, contact us to chat about what you need and if we can’t make it happen, we can recommend someone from our extensive networks to connect with.