South West Suicide Prevention training calendar

South West Suicide Prevention training calendar

The South West Community Alcohol and Drug Service (SWCADS) coordinate mental health, wellbeing and suicide prevention training for health professionals and communities.

This calendar is collated for the purpose of disseminating information to the South West community.

Please note this calendar may not be exhaustive of all suicide prevention training in the South West.

Inclusion of information on this page does not constitute endorsement of training, or any associated organisation, product or service by St John of God Health Care.   

If you would like to receive monthly training updates please contact:
Email: suicideprevention.southwest@sjog.org.au 

Training events

These training events are suitable for General Practitioners (GPs), other health professionals and para professionals (e.g. teachers).

Val Lishman Health Foundation – GP online training

The program trains GPs to manage suicidal patients. It is accredited by the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners as a CPD Accredited Activity until the 2023. Upon completion of the training program, GPs will receive 40 CPD (Continued Professional Development) points in the RACGP CPD 2020-2022 Triennium (Activity Number 186493).
Provider: Val Lishman Health Foundation
Cost: TBC
Contact and more information: Lishman Health Foundation - Suicide Prevention Module

Gatekeeper Suicide Prevention Training

Gatekeeper Workshops are for participants who are professionals or para professionals whose role brings them in to regular contact with people at risk of suicide.

Provider: Mental Health Commission - Government of Western Australia
Contact and more information: Mental Health Commission - Suicide Prevention Training

 

 

These events are available to allied health workers, teachers and community organisations. 

Youth Mental Health First Aid

Date: Thursday 22 & Friday 23 April
Venue: Metricup
Time: 9.00am to 5.00pm
Provider: Libby
Cost: free (subsidised)
Booking: Mental Health First Aid

William Barrett & Sons, Grief Support Sessions: Death of a Loved One by Suicide

Busselton:

Date: Tuesday 27 April
Venue: William Barrett and Sons Sussex Room, 105 Bussell Highway, Busselton
Time: Arrive at 5:15pm for a 5:30pm start. Finish at 7:00pm.
Provider: William Barrett & Sons. Conducted by Laurissa Knowles BA (Psych. Theol), Grad Dip Ed
Cost: Free
Contact and more information: If you would like to book in, please RSVP to info@barrettfunerals.com.au with your name, location and date. More information is available on the Barrett Funerals website.

Bunbury:

Date: Wednesday 28 April
Venue:
William Barrett and Sons Welington Room, 17 Spencer Street, Bunbury
Time: Arrive at 5:15pm for a 5:30pm start. Finish at 7:00pm.
Provider: William Barrett & Sons. Conducted by Pat Kelly BA (Psych), Grad Dip (Counselling), Dip Theol.
Cost: Free
Contact and more information: If you would like to book in, please RSVP to info@barrettfunerals.com.au with your name, location and date. More information is available on the Barrett Funerals website.

Mental Health First Aid

Date: Thursday 29 & Friday 30 April
Venue: 10th Floor, Bunbury Tower
Time: 9.00am to 4.00pm
Provider: Rural, Regional, Remote Women's Network of WA
Cost: $100 (subsidised)
Booking: MemNet

Mental Health First Aid

Date: Tuesday 18 & Thursday 20 May
Venue: Eagle Bay Community Hall
Time: 9.00am to 5.00pm
Provider: Busselton Dunsborough Alliance Against Depression
Cost: free (subsidised)
Booking: Mental Health First Aid

LivingWorks START

Date: Anytime online 
Venue: Online
Time: 90 Minutes
Provider: LivingWorks Education
Cost: $20
Contact and more information: LivingWorks Start

Mental Health First Aid e-Learning

Date: Anytime online and by arrangement
Venue: Online
Time: Varied and includes blended learning
Provider: MHFA
Cost: Varied
Contact and more information: Mental Health First Aid

SafeTALK

This half-day training in suicide alertness is available to everyone. It helps participants recognise a person with thoughts of suicide and connect them with the resources to help them in choosing to live. Participants don’t need any formal preparation to attend the training—anyone age 15 or older who wants to make a difference can learn the safeTALK steps. More information   If you would like more information or are interested in hosting a SafeTALK please contact us for further information: 
Tel: (08) 9721 9256
Email: suicideprevention.southwest@sjog.org.au