Training

Gain suicide alertness skills in just one hour, free online

Everyone can learn to recognise someone at risk of suicide and start a conversation that could save a life.
Cost: Free for Sunshine Coast residents and workers (value $37.50)
Duration: 1 – 1.5 hours, completed in your own time
Date: Reserve your training license now for a 26 June release
We cover the cost of this training to help create a suicide-safe Sunshine Coast. 

Evidence-based training programs

We offer mental health and suicide prevention training programs free or at a discounted rate to Sunshine Coast community members and at free or cost price rates for Sunshine Coast workplaces.

We select training that is based on evidence and is suitable for all members of the community to attend. We can all learn skills in identifying the signs that a person is struggling with their mental health or thoughts of suicide and learn how to start a conversation that could change or even save a life.

Available online

Available online

1 – 1.5 hours interactive learning
Free

 

LivingWorks Start is an interactive online suicide alertness training program that teaches you to recognise the signs that a person is having thoughts of suicide and connect them to suicide intervention services.

Reserve your licence now

Available online soon

Mental Health Awareness Training online

30 mins presentation
Free

A general introduction to mental health disorders and suicide prevention, including issues specific to our region, an overview of mental health disorders and their signs and symptoms, and an introduction to having conversations about mental health.

Mental Health Awareness Training

1.5 hours
Free for workplaces who book safeTALK

A general introduction to mental health awareness and suicide prevention to include an awareness of the regional issues, an outline of basic mental health and suicide prevention knowledge with an aim of stigma reduction and communication promotion.

safeTALK

4 hours
Monthly training held free for community members
From $50 per person for training in workplaces (30 people)

 

safeTALK is a suicide alertness training program that teaches you to recognise persons with thoughts of suicide and to connect them to suicide intervention resources.

ASIST

2 days
Price on application

Learn to apply a suicide intervention model. It helps you recognise 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.

Workplace Integrated Suicide Prevention

Your staff are well placed to notice when their colleagues are not coping, but would they know what to do? Give your staff the skills to recognise the warning signs of suicide and confidence to help that person with suicide prevention training.

Evidenced-Based Research

A number of mental health and suicide prevention training programs are currently available, servicing varying levels of knowledge, skills, and resultant responsibility. Recently, a small number of research‐based training initiatives have targeted industry, with successful results (most notably Mates In Construction; Gullestrup, Lequertier & Martin, 2011). It has been estimated that for every one dollar invested in a workplace suicide prevention strategy would result in a benefit in excess of $1.50, representing a positive economic benefit (Kinchin & Doran, 2017). To date there is limited research observing the impact of an organisation wide multi‐level mental health and suicide prevention strategy in other industries outside of construction. Your organisation has an opportunity to contribute collaboratively to an evidence‐base of research for suicide prevention for our region, by our region.

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Attend a Community Training Workshop

Mental health and suicide prevention training programs will be offered to the community through the Alliance and other community based groups.

 

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