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CALM Care 1/2 day suicide awareness workshop – Closed Event
Tuesday, Mar 24, 2020
9:00am – 12:00pm
Learn the simple steps of checking in with someone who might not be doing so well and need your help. A conversation can save a life.
Oftentimes there are subtle signs that someone is struggling with life and when these feelings become unbearable, they may start thinking that suicide is their only option. This half-day CALM C-A-R-E program teaches you how to be suicide aware and recognise when someone may be thinking about ending their life. This workshop will help you recognise the subtle warning signs that are often missed or overlooked, how to approach them, make a connection and know what to say. Above all it will equip you to confidently put your hand up when someone is signalling the need care. This is an evidence and lived experience informed program.
What you will learn:-
how to approach the person and make a connection
how to determine if suicide is in their thoughts
what to do about it, to ensure the person’s safety is addressed and they are protected from suicide
how to use Calm’s ‘Be Connected’ app so that support is ongoing for the person as they work through their pain and distress
What you will receive:-
A 16-page booklet packed with information and examples of helpful responses and practical questions to ask at any stage of the conversation.
Your workbook lists all relevant National helplines and websites in Australia.
You will be given access to the ‘Be Connected’ app which will provide the person you are supporting with a tool they can use at anytime they are feeling vulnerable to connect to their supports, and provide automated messaging when they are in crisis.
You will be given a printed certificate of attendance that you can proudly put on display.
You will have access to materials on the website to further your learnings and development
This is an evidence-informed program that is based on the very latest research and is focussed on providing life-saving connections for someone when they are feeling their most vulnerable.
This is a closed event