Suicide First Aid Training
South Eastern Melbourne PHN is partnering with National training provider LivingWorks to bring their range of online and face-to-face training options to Frankston, Mornington Peninsula, the Greater Dandenong, Casey and Cardinia regions. This training is being offered to community and those that work with community for FREE.
For more information about the training opportunities, click here.
Online training: LivingWorks START training
LivingWorks START is a 90-minute online training program that prepares trainees with the skills to recognise when someone is having thoughts of suicide and respond to keep them safe.
Free licences for people who live or work in the south east region are available. The training is suitable for community members, health professionals and primary health care workers.
The training features:
- Leading-edge, skill-building content that goes beyond just awareness
- Interactive simulations and scenarios
- Customised content depending on learner needs
- Built-in safety resources for trainees and others
- Ongoing access to resources and skills practice.
Register for START training
Visit the LivingWorks website to register for the START training for free. Instructions on how to complete the program will be emailed to you.
Once you have completed the training you will receive a certificate of completion.
Want to become a trainer in your community?
LivingWorks is bringing their Training for Trainers (T4T) courses to Frankston, Mornington Peninsula, Greater Dandenong, Casey and Cardinia regions in 2020 and 2021.
The first-round recruitment focused on Frankston, Mornington Peninsula and Greater Dandenong regions and finished in early 2021.
The second-round recruitment is starting now and focusing on Casey and Cardinia regions only.
Members of the local community who live or work in the Casey and Cardinia regions have an opportunity to help their community keep safe by becoming a trainer. See the 'Recruitment Process' section below for more information on how to express your interest.
What do I need to become a trainer?
LivingWorks are seeking trainers who meet the following criteria:
- Live or work in the Frankston, Mornington Peninsula, Dandenong, Casey and/or Cardina regions
- Are over the age of 18 years
- Have sound presentation and/or facilitation skills
- Are committed to promoting suicide safety through open and direct discussion
- Are proficient with PowerPoint
- Are able to make time available to undertake the training (this could be up to five (5) full days)
- Committed to working with LivingWorks in the future as one of their paid trainers, delivering training to community and service providers
What can I be trained to deliver?
The LivingWorks T4T prepares you to become a trainer in either the safeTALK program or the ASIST program. Trainer candidates who attend the T4T will deliver suicide prevention training across the service system and into the broader community.
T4T is FREE! SEMPHN is partnering with the Victorian Government to deliver the Place-Based Suicide Prevention Trials and these training opportunities will be funded through the Place-Based Suicide Prevention Trials in the South East of Melbourne.
LivingWorks will select suitable candidates based on experience, skill, availability and where they work/live. Diversity will also be factored in when short-listing candidates.
|safeTALK T4T||2 Day face-to-face workshop||Learn how to effectively present the half-day safeTALK workshop, a suicide alertness training program|
|ASIST T4T||5 Day face-to-face workshop||Learn how to effectively present the two-day ASIST workshop and bring life-saving intervention skills to their own organisation and communities.|
For more information
For more information download the Frequently Asked Questions document.
South Eastern Melbourne PHN acknowledges the traditional custodians of the land our catchment covers, the Boon Wurrung and Wurundjeri people. We pay respect to them, their culture and their Elders past, present and future, and uphold their relationship to this land.
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