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.
Since its development in 2006, safeTALK has been used in over 20 countries around the world, and more than 200 selectable video vignettes have been produced to tailor the program’s audio-visual component for diverse audiences. safeTALK-trained helpers are an important part of suicide-safer communities, working alongside intervention resources to identify and avert suicide risks..
safeTALK is a powerful experience. You can expect to feel challenged, empowered, and hopeful.
Cost – $160 (Limited subsidised places are available to eligible carers)
In ASIST, people learn to apply a suicide intervention model. It helps caregivers recognize when someone may be at risk of suicide. It then explores how to connect with them in ways that understand and clarify that risk, increase their immediate safety and link them with further help.
Virtually anyone age 16 or older, regardless of prior experience or training, can become an ASIST-trained caregiver. Developed in 1983 and regularly updated to reflect improvements in knowledge and practice. During the two-day interactive session, participants learn to intervene and help prevent the immediate risk of suicide. Over 1,000,000 people have taken the workshop, and studies have proven that the ASIST method helps reduce suicidal feelings for those at risk.
ASIST is held over two consecutive days for a total of 15 hours. ASIST workshops always have a minimum of two active ASIST trainers present for the entire two days.
Cost – $330 (Limited subsidised places are available to eligible carers)
Mental Health First Aid for the Suicidal Person
This 4-hour face to face course is based on our expert consensus guidelines ‘Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviors: First Aid Guideline’. Curriculum content is evidence-based with the input of mental health professionals, researchers and consumer advocates.
What will you learn?
- How to identify warning signs for suicide
- How to confidently support a person in crisis
- How to have a conversation with someone experiencing suicidal thoughts and behaviours.
At the completion of the course you will be equipped with the skills and knowledge to safely have a conversation with a suicidal person.
All course participants receive a handbook and an online Certificate of Completion.
Cost – $80 (Limited subsidised places are available to eligible carers)