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. 

Suicide Bereavement Forum

Date: Friday 15 October 2021
Venue: Edith Cowan University, Robertson Drive, Bunbury
Time: 9.00am to 12.30pm (includes morning tea & light lunch)
Presenters: Colleen Carlon & Jacquie Tarrant
Cost: Free (supported by ECU, St John of God Social Outreach & headspace Bunbury)
Booking and more information: via Trybooking

LivingWorks safeTALK

Date: Friday 15 October 2021
Venue: Edith Cowan University, Robertson Drive, Bunbury
Time: 12.30pm to 4.00pm
Provider: Steve Blackwell (Pathways South West)
Cost: Free (supported by St John of God Suicide Prevention Coordinators)
Booking and more information: via suicideprevention.southwest@sjog.org.au

Mental Health First Aid (Standard)

Date: Tuesday 19 & Wednesday 20 October 2021
Venue: Centacare, 103 Clarke Street, Bunbury
Time: 9.00am to 5.00pm (catering provided)
Trainer: Engel Prendergast
Cost: $165 to $275 +GST
Booking and more information: via Eventbrite

LivingWorks safeTALK

Date: Wednesday 20 October 2021
Venue: Busselton Community Resource Centre, Cammilleri Street
Time: 9.30am to 1.30pm
Provider: Steve Blackwell (Pathways South West) & Bev Atkinson (South West Counselling)
Cost: Free (supported via funding from the Busselton Dunsborough Alliance Against Depression)
Booking and more information: via contactus@bdaad.org.au

LivingWorks ASIST Suicide First Aid

Date: Thursday 21 & Friday 22 October 2021
Venue: Mainbreak Room, Shire of Augusta-Margaret River, Walcliffe Road
Time: 9.00am to 5.00pm
Provider: Simone Dayer and Wayne McIntosh
Cost: $50 +GST for resource pack (supported in kind by Shire of Augusta-Margaret River and Mindful Margaret River)
Booking and more information: via Eventbrite

Conversations About Suicide (MHFA)

Date: Thursday 4 November 2021
Venue: Shire of Augusta Margaret River, Walcliffe Road
Time: 9.00am to 1.00pm
Trainer: Libby Kustka
Cost: $70 + booking fee
Booking and more information: via Humanitix  

Youth Mental Health First Aid

Date: Monday 8 & Tuesday 9 November 2021
Venue: The Esplanade Hotel, Marine Terrace, Busselton
Time: 9.00am to 4.30pm
Provider: Kate Dodson & Clare Wood
Cost: $150 - $250 +GST
Booking and more information: Eventbrite

Youth Mental Health First Aid

Date: Monday 29 & Tuesday 30 November 2021
Venue: Shire of Augusta-Margaret River, Walcliffe Road
Time: 9.00am to 4.30pm
Provider: Kate Dodson & Clare Wood (supported in kind by Shire of Augusta-Margaret River and Mindful Margaret River)
Cost: $150 - $250 +GST
Booking and more information: Eventbrite

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