CALM is a 1-day evidence-based workshop produced in Australia with Australian content that teaches you how to carry out life-saving interventions for someone who may be thinking about ending their own life. Losing someone to suicide is a tragedy that is preventable with the right skills and tools. This workshops will help you recognise the subtle warning signs that are often missed, and how to open up a conversation in a comfortable and safe manner. This is an evidence-based program, informed by lived experience with a focus on what language to use to achieve a positive outcome.

You will learn:

  • What to do and what to say to someone thinking of suicide,
  • How to recognize the often ‘overlooked’ subtle signs that someone may be thinking suicide,
  • How to keep CALM and comfortably continue a conversation after asking about suicide,
  • How to help someone talk about their worries and concerns,
  • How to help the person not feel judged, but rather understood and supported,
  • How to help the person see that suicide might not be the only answer and that safety could be an option for them,
  • How to work together on a commitment to safety,
  • How to monitor the persons progress.

You will receive:

  • A 24 page book with examples of what to say or ask at any stage of the conversation, including a list of all National Helplines and Websites in Australia.
  • You will be given access to the CALM Conversations App titled ‘Be Calm’ This app will seamlessly guide you through the C-A-L-M model, Connect – Ask – Listen – Monitor. You can use this app. on the spot at short notice to support you while doing an intervention for someone who is thinking about suicide. You will have access to the ‘Be Safe’ app for this person, and peace of mind knowing that their plan for safety is documented and accessible to them when they need it most.
  • The person you are assisting will have access to the ‘Be Safe’ App. This app empowers them to stay safe and reach out to others when they have thoughts of suicide. It will help them recognise their triggers; things they can do to divert their mind; people they can see or places where they can go to be safe, connected and distracted; who they can contact when they are struggling; who will help them from a professional perspective; and what they can do to keep their environment safe.
  • You will have access to additional and helpful information on the CALM website to further your learning and development.
  • You will be given a printed certificate of attendance that you can proudly put on display.
  • Our trainers are qualified counsellors, with first hand experience in working with persons with suicide ideation, and assisting them towards safety.
  • This Australian evidence-based program is based on therapeutic strategies that are proven to work.
  • The evidence that underpins and supports this program can be found at this link:
  • This 1 day workshop can be held for your staff at your workplace, or you can send staff to a scheduled workshop from the official CALM website:
  • OR you may wish to consider sending someone from your organisation to the CALM T4T (train the trainer) to become an accredited trainer in this program which will allow them to train your internal staff, significantly reducing your training costs. View more details here about the T4T,

  • All enquiries or expression of interest can be directed to our trainers, Sandra Willie or Melanie Schroder by email or telephone: (07)3077 6536; Mobile: 0433 121 999 or email:

Download a copy of the CALM evaluation document at this link – CALM Evaluation Report