Connection and Wellbeing Australia offers the following suicide prevention workshops to our clients. Contact us to find out more or to book a training for your organisation.
Almost all CAWA workshops have a virtual and face to face option. Let us know which format will suit your needs.
Having the skills and confidence to understand and respond to the mental health and well-being needs of staff, service users, customers and community members and loved ones is vital to creating a suicide safer and more resilient community.
Suicide Awareness and Suicide First Aid Training
1.5 hrs OR 3.5 -5.5 hrs OR 16hrs (approx. 12-30 participants):
Including resources, handouts, and a comprehensive outcomes report with pre and post workshop survey.
These workshops are suitable for workplaces, professional development, community groups, people working in community services or mental health, local councils, educator, carers, volunteers and any community members.
We want everyone in our community to have the confidence and skills to have safe conversations about suicide and know what to do when they are worried about someone.
You don’t have to be a doctor to learn first aid and you don’t have to be a mental health professional to learn suicide first aid.
All workshops are certified international best practice in suicide prevention
Suicide First Aide – ASIST
ASIST is a two-day interactive workshop in suicide first-aid. ASIST teaches participants to recognise when someone may be at risk of suicide and work with them to create a plan that will support their immediate safety. Although ASIST is widely used by professionals, participants do not need any formal training to attend the workshop – ASIST can be learned and used by anyone.
Suicide Awareness – safeTALK
safeTALK is a half-day alertness workshop that prepares anyone over the age of 15 regardless of prior experience or training, to become a suicide-alert helper. safeTALK-trained helpers can recognise when people may be thinking of suicide and take action by connection them with life-saving intervention resources and supports.
Community Discussion – suicideTALK
suicideTALK is a short, community-oriented program exploring issues and attitudes in suicide prevention. This program runs for 60-90 minutes and invites participants to explore attitudes about suicide. It recognises that, often, the first barrier to involvement may not be lack of knowledge or skill but anxiety and fear. suicideTALK is perfect for staff professional development or to facilitate community conversations about suicide.