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.   

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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: Monday 19 & Tuesday 20 July
Venue: Community Resource Centre, 86 Abel St, Boyup Brook
Time: 9.00am to 4.30pm both days
Provider: Libby (Accredited MHFA instructor)
Cost: $40 per person (supported by Boyup Brook Community Mental Health Action Team and a Healthway grant)
Booking:  Humanitix

Mental Health First Aid

Date: Monday 26 & Tuesday 27 July
Venue: South Bunbury Church of Christ, 46 Timperley Road, South Bunbury
Time: 9.00am to 4.00pm
Provider: Chris Green
Cost: $205.50
Booking: Trybooking


Date: Tuesday 3 August
Venue: The Family Retreat, Metricup
Time: 9.30am to 1.30pm
Provider: Busselton Dunsborough Alliance Against Depression (BDAAD)
Cost: Free (in partnership with St John of God South West Community Alcohol and Drug Service, Pathways Southwest and South West Counselling)
Booking and more information:  via

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


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