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CALM Suicide Intervention Skills Training

By taking a short, practical course,  1 DAY Calm Suicide Prevention Training you can help reduce suicide in Australia. Our content is suitable for caregivers, counsellors, support workers, and members of the community and family.

Learn about suicide prevention, intervention, and awareness

At WHS and Training Compliance Solutions, our mission is to provide practical, informative, and helpful CALM suicide prevention training Brisbane or Townsville. We want course participants to be aware of suicide and know what to say and do when they encounter someone who needs support. As a result, we are providing suicide prevention programs that are accessible through the internet and in-person workshops that are easy to access.

1 DAY Calm Suicide Intervention Skills Training Program

Find out how to prevent suicide, understand it, and respond to it. 'CALM Conversations' is an Australian training program that empowers you to reduce stigma, promote help-seeking, and save lives by having a 'CALM conversation' about suicide.

By participating in CALM, you will be able to recognise and respond to suicide risk, and aid someone through stages of positive intervention, the development of an action plan, and the referral to other resources for further support.

The training is delivered in a positive, respectful, and inclusive environment, honouring each individual's differences while accommodating their cultural differences.

As participants of CALM, they will be able to:

  • Suicide's five signs: how to recognise them
  • Connect positively
  • Keep the space open and listen deeply
  • Prepare a safety and strength plan

Workshop duration

Face-to-face training for one day or virtual training for two half days.

Workshop Cost ($)

$235+GST

The following information will be provided 1 DAY Calm Suicide Prevention Training Program

  • What to look for when someone is considering suicide.
  • Suicide: When and how to ask.
  • The best way to listen to a person's worries and stressors.
  • Developing a plan to help the person stay safe and strong.
  • Reconnecting the person to themselves and their lives by empowering them.
  • Suicide prevention: identifying other options.
  • Development of a safety plan and connection to support services.

What is included?

  • CALM model. Guidance through four stages to the intervention process.
  • Workbook (24-page). Includes knowledge and skills to help you through the conversation, including a list of National Helplines and Websites.
  • "Be Calm" app. Support someone through an intervention.
  • The “Be Safe” app or worksheet. This app or worksheet is designed for the person who needs hope to create and record their safety plan.
  • The wallet card. Provides prompts and guidance during intervention.
  • A collection of learning and growth resources.
  • A printed certificate of attendance.

The 1 DAY Calm Suicide Prevention Training Program is a research-based Australian suicide prevention training program which utilises a systematic use of evidence-based therapeutic strategies.

This course is presented by a CALM trainer with full accreditation and qualifications. WHS and Training Compliance Solutions Pty Ltd deliver 1 Day Calm Suicide prevention training program across Australia.

See the training calendar to see upcoming dates and to register for suicide prevention training in your community.

Our mental health training and suicide prevention programs are available to all workplaces and community members within Australia, servicing across all states and territories.

This training, is supported by evidence and suitable for everyone in the community. The skills we can learn in identifying the signs of a person struggling with mental health or thoughts of suicide could help us to start a conversation that could save a life.

Learn how to use the CALM model to intervene with suicide. Identifying warning signs can help you prevent it. Next, it explores how to reach out to them in ways that understand and clarify, support them, and point them in the right direction for further support.

Contact our office or register online to one of our CALM suicide prevention training Brisbane or Townsville.

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CALM Suicide prevention training

In every year:

  • The number of Australians who attempt suicide exceeds 65,000
  • A total of 3,139 suicides occurred in Australia in 2020 (2,384 male deaths and 755 female deaths).
  • The number one cause of death for Australians 15-44 is suicide
  • Among young Australians, suicide is more likely than motor vehicle accidents to result in death
  • t is twice as common for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to die by suicide as non-Indigenous people.
  • Suicide is two times more common in rural populations.
  • LGBTIQ+ community members report having attempted suicide at a rate 10 times that of the general Australian population in the past 12 month

Training in suicide prevention equips people with the skills and knowledge needed to identify suicide risks, provide immediate support, and connect people with services.

A business can train its staff on how to recognise people who may be at risk for suicide and how to connect them to care if they are at risk. People in organisations are usually trained by HR staff, supervisors or managers, or peer supporters. However, anyone in an organisation can potentially be trained in what is called CALM suicide prevention training. Participants of this course will observe changes in mood and behaviour in others and may be able to connect them with help.  Occasionally, managers can perform this role, but an administrative assistant or trusted colleague can also succeed in this role.

1 Day Calm Suicide Prevention Training Brisbane or Townsville, workshops are offered to everyone in the workplace, industry, and community.

Adaptable to health and community workers (e.g., Support Workers, Youth Workers, Aged Care Workers, Case Workers, Guidance Officers, etc.), business, corporate, and education sectors, as well as individuals from the wider community seeking to develop skills to identify and help those at risk, the training is offered.

The death of an employee by suicide due to their work environment can lead to a snowball effect for the company. As a result of this negative impact, not only can other employees suffer mental health issues, but unplanned absences, staff turnover, and errors in work can also occur.

Through suicide prevention training, people develop skills and knowledge needed to identify suicide risks, offer immediate support, and link them with resources.

It is possible to train businesses' staff on how to recognise at-risk employees and how to provide them with the service they need if they are in danger of suicide. People in organizations are usually trained by HR staff, supervisors or managers, or peer supporters. However, anyone in an organisation can potentially be trained in what is called CALM suicide prevention training. Participants of this course will observe changes in mood and behaviour in others and may be able to connect them with help.  Occasionally, managers can perform this role, but an administrative assistant or trusted colleague can also succeed in this role.

There is a maximum attendance of 15, and a minimum attendance of 10 for this course

Absolutely, we are offering 1 Day CALM Suicide Prevention Training Brisbane, and Townsville.

Data on injuries and deaths related to the workplace are well known to safety professionals; however, they do not often consider how mental health contributes to injuries and fatalities. In addition, psychosocial hazards at work have not received much attention.

Occupational suicide risk is detailed in the Evidence Check published by Sax Institute:

Agribusiness: Agricultural workers and farmers seem to be particularly vulnerable to the increased access to lethal means.

As a group, veterinarians have consistently shown a much higher suicide risk than other healthcare professionals, with a suicide rate twice that of other health disciplines and four times that of the general public. 80% of veterinarian suicides in Australia involve self-poisoning due to increased access to lethal means.

Doctors: Women are more likely to die by suicide than men, with self-poisoning being the most common method. In both groups, relationship problems tended to be the most reported life events prior to suicide.

Nursing and Midwifery: In comparison to other occupations, nurses and midwives are at a greater risk of suicide. In addition, as traditionally feminised roles, occupational gender norms and perceived stigma were noted as possible risk factors for male nurses and midwives.

Emergency Services: Research on the suicide rates of emergency services are relatively scarce in Australia.

Law Enforcement: There is an increased risk of suicidality among police and correctional workers in international studies, with suicide rates in the US up to 69 percent higher than the general population - however Australasian studies have found no significant increase in police suicide rates. Correctional officers, however, face an increased risk.

Construction: Earlier Australian studies showed that lower-skilled roles in Australian construction, such as machinists and labourers, had substantially higher suicide rates than skilled workers, with the risk of suicide almost double that of other occupations.

Creative Industries: Artists of both genders (e.g. actors, dancers, authors, directors, designers, media presenters, and musicians) have a slightly elevated suicide risk, particularly for females.

People need to be aware of potential problems early on, have protective factors in place, and develop strategies to avoid crisis situation as suicide.

Toolbox talks. Today, companies are incorporating mental health and suicide prevention topics into toolbox talks that teach the workforce what to look for.

Employee Assistance Programs. A company's employee assistance program (EAP) is one of its most valuable assets. As part of their service offerings, they offer psychological assessments and short-term counselling of employees, manage critical incidents, and conduct "fitness for duty" evaluations. When employers are concerned about a worker's safety, EAP providers and industry-specific mental health experts can provide valuable consulting assistance. They can also help develop reintegration plans for employees who have been on medical leave for mental health issues.

EAPs are usually hidden benefits, which makes them a problem. There are many people who do not know where to find their EAP or what services are available. Some EAPs are state of the art and offer a wide range of services, while others offer superficial, short-term, and referral services. Hence, the first step in promoting mental health services like EAPs or community mental health centres is to "kick the tires."

Educate and Train. Educating people and bringing awareness to the issue can reduce stigma and replace it with the reassuring reality that does exist.

Implement a training program. In the same way that CPR is important, everyone should become familiar with basic mental health topics and skills. As more people are made aware of these, the better chance we have of noticing problems and act when necessary. Researchers have found that identifying suicidal symptoms earlier results in greater help-seeking.

Additionally, to standard mental health first aid training, managers, peer supporters, wellness coordinators, safety managers, and others can attend suicide prevention training Australia to increase their awareness, and their abilities to help others.  The ones who listen actively, empathise compassionately, empower, and follow up with care are the ones people often turn to determine whether basic active listening, empathy, empowerment, and caring follow-up can help.

Would you be interested in learning about the Calm Suicide prevention training offered by WHS and Training Compliance Solutions Pty Ltd? 

Townsville and Brisbane are the locations of our public workshops. Additionally, we offer onsite suicide prevention training in Australia.

The WHS and Training Compliance Solutions Pty Ltd is a Queensland privately owned company providing quality, industry-standard training. On a regular basis, we offer suicide prevention training Australia.

In addition to providing professional, prompt service to our clients, WHS and Training Compliance Solutions Pty Ltd uses qualified, industry-experienced trainers to deliver up-to-date training and advice. As part of our vision to provide quality training, we ensure that we work collaboratively with our students, the local community, businesses, and organisations to ensure the success of our training.

WHS and Training Compliance Solutions Pty Ltd.’s goal is to ensure that our clients' training experience is both enjoyable and valuable.

As training providers, we support and respect individuals' differences, considering their cultural needs and adapting to them accordingly. Check out the available Calm Suicide Prevention Training Brisbane or Townsville workshops on our website, or express interest in future workshops.

We offer 1 Day Calm Suicide Prevention Training Brisbane or Townsville for everyone who wants to be able to provide suicide first aid regardless of prior experience. During this one-day interactive course, participants will learn how to intervene and help prevent suicide immediately.

In addition to providing training, we make it available to the community. Dates for upcoming events can be found here - training calendar.

If your community or workplace would benefit from Calm Suicide Prevention Training or Calm Care Training, you can book a 1 Day Course. You can reach us by telephone or email at 0754 992 406 if you want to know about group rates.

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