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September 2020
A communication from Connection And Wellbeing Australia (CAWA)

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Develop your knowledge and practice around Suicide Prevention, Mental Health, Wellbeing and Diversity 

Our aim is to connect you with our work and the work of our wider networks and to link you with information and opportunities to help create resilient and inclusive communities.

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R U OK?

Thursday 10th September marks R U OK? Day and World Suicide Prevention Day
Today and every day we encourage individuals, workplaces and community spaces to learn the skills of how to confidently have conversations about mental health and suicide prevention.

Wondering how you can do more than just ask if someones ok? Follow our helpful tips in the graphic below, or contact us to attend a workshop       

ONLINE SUICIDE PREVENTION TRAINING

START- Online Suicide Awareness Training

Now more than ever we we need our community members to have the confidence and skills to have safe conversations about suicide. 

START is online, interactive training that will not only teach skills, but give you the chance to practice them. You do not need any prior training or experience to take this course. The material is suitable whether you are a professional working in mental health/community services, or whether you are a butcher or hairdresser, or a uber driver. 

START is currently discounted at only $20+GST per participant.
For the cost of a couple of coffees, you can learn the skills to help save a life.

To register, follow this link  https://shopaus.livingworks.net/products/livingworks-start and make sure you use the code T-22913 

If you are interested in purchasing bulk licences to train your whole staff team, contact us to find out what options are available to meet your needs.
FACE to FACE WORKSHOP
ASIST- 2 day suicide first aid
Thursday 8th and Friday 9th October 9am-5pm,
CENTRAL PERTH LOCATION TBC
$350 + GST
Includes course materials, resources & certificate. 

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)  is a course in suicide first aide. During the two-day (16 hrs) interactive session, participants learn to help prevent the immediate risk of suicide by helping someone create a plan of community connections that can help them keep themselves safe

Course Content Includes:

Learning outcomes include, How to;
• Understand the ways personal and societal attitudes affect views on suicide and how to respond
• Provide guidance and suicide first-aid to a person at risk in ways that meet their individual safety needs,
• Identify the key elements of an effective suicide safety plan and the actions required to implement it,
• Appreciate the value of improving and integrating suicide prevention resources in the community at large,
• Recognize other important aspects of suicide prevention including life-promotion and self-care
 
FACE to FACE WORKSHOP
safeTALK- suicide awareness
Friday 6th November 3:30m-7pm
The Platform Perth, Adelaide Tce
$80 + GST
Includes course materials, resources & certificate. 

Wondering how to be part of creating a suicide safer community?

Unsure about what to say when you are concerned that someone may be thinking about suicide?

Want to develop your skills to be able to respond to suicide with clients in your workplace or people in personal or community settings?

Looking for a certification that can help you gain work in the field of mental health and community services?

Update your skills to reflect best practice standards by attending this safeTALK Workshop.

In this workshop you will learn how to:
  • Notice when someone may be thinking about suicide
  • Be able speak openly and directly with them about this
  • And connect them with supports and services that can provide further help
No prior experience or knowledge in this area required. We want all members of our community to be able to have these skills and the confidence to use them.
 
 
 
FACE to FACE WORKSHOP
ASIST- 2 day suicide first aid
Thursday 10th and Friday 11th Decmber 9am-5pm,
CENTRAL PERTH LOCATION TBC
$350 + GST
Includes course materials, resources & certificate. 

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)  is a course in suicide first aide. During the two-day (16 hrs) interactive session, participants learn to help prevent the immediate risk of suicide by helping someone create a plan of community connections that can help them keep themselves safe

Course Content Includes:

Learning outcomes include, How to;
• Understand the ways personal and societal attitudes affect views on suicide and how to respond
• Provide guidance and suicide first-aid to a person at risk in ways that meet their individual safety needs,
• Identify the key elements of an effective suicide safety plan and the actions required to implement it,
• Appreciate the value of improving and integrating suicide prevention resources in the community at large,
• Recognise other important aspects of suicide prevention including life-promotion and self-care
 
 

Upcoming Workshops


 CAWA offers workshops that are delivered in both virtual and face to face format. During COVID-19 restrictions we have taken extra precautions to ensure the health and safety of our participants. Most of our workshops have either virtual or face to face options.
 
ONLINE WORKSHOP
Boundaries, Burnout & Self Care
Tuesday 6th October 10am-1pm,
Online via webinarjam
$120 + GST
Includes course materials, resources & certificate

A workshop for people who are engaged professionally or personally in caring for others to provide peer support, community services or support around mental health and wellbeing.

This session seeks to build personal capacity for resilience  and will provide you with tools that can support your own wellbeing, as you continue to provide care for others.

Course Content Includes:
  • The impact of providing care or support in personal, peer, community and professional contexts
  • What professional, personal and ethical boundaries are and why they are important
  • Sympathy vs Empathy​
  • How to have "hard conversations" about mental health and wellbeing
  • How to identify and respond to Burnout
  • What is Self Care and how to use it to increase your resilience ​
  • What is Community Care and how can it help you support yourself and others
  • Referrals and Networks of Support
 
ONLINE WORKSHOP
Challenge, Connection & Control
Tuesday 3rd November 10am-1pm,
Online via webinarjam
$120 + GST
Includes course materials, resources & certificate

Interactive online workshop that will build your capacity to understand, reframe and respond to “challenging behaviour”. Look at how to prevent and deescalate situations of conflict. A valuable workshop for those working in human-facing roles within their organization or community.

This session seeks to build skill in how to prevent situations of escalated behaviour and how to best respond when face with those situations.

Course Content Includes:
  • Redefining how we see "challenging behaviour"
  • Power dynamics
  • Communication techniques for deescalation
  • Communicating with someone who is in crisis
  • Safety and Supports
LGBTIQ+ Family and Domestic & Intimate Partner Violence
 Monday 16th November 10am - 1pm
The Platform Perth, Adelaide Tce
$140 + GST
Includes all course materials, resources and certificate 
​​​​​​​
28th May 2020 marked the inaugural LGBTI Domestic Violence Awareness Day. In an effort to build the capacity of services, we invite FDV / IPV Practitioners, GPs and Medical Practitioners, Community Service Providers, Mental Health Workers, Advocates, Suicide​​​​​​​ Prevention Providers and the wider community to join Connection And Wellbeing Australia in a workshop that will explore the experiences of LGBTIQ+ Family and Domestic Violence (FDV) and Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) and how we can better respond to the needs of LGBTIQ+ people.

Discussion will cover:
  • How FDV and IPV presents in LGBTIQ+ communities
  • Specific contributors to LGBTIQ+ FDV and IPV
  • Unique challenges faced by LGBTIQ+ people experiencing FDV and IPV
  • How to work inclusively with LGBTIQ+ people experiencing FDV and IPV
  • ​​​Referring to and working with LGBTIQ+ groups to provide access to supports 
Knowledge gained in this workshop will reduce the barriers faced by LGBTIQ+ people in being able to seek support. An important workshop not to be missed.
 
ONLINE WORKSHOP
Foundations of Diversity and Inclusive Practice
Friday 20th November, 10am-2pm,
The Platform Perth, Adelaide Tce
$160 + GST
Includes course materials, resources & certificate
  • Wondering how to create a more inclusive workplace or be more inclusive in your work practice or community?
  • Unsure about what language to use when discussing LGBTIQ+ topics?
  • Want to remove barriers that may be preventing LGBTIQ+ people from accessing your services?
  • Looking to develop your referral networks to LGBTIQ+ groups and services?
  • Keen to learn how you can be a better ally to the LGBTIQ+ community?
Having safe and informed services and individuals in Regional areas can make the world of difference to health and wellbeing outcomes for LGBTIQ+ people.
 
Click Here for the CAWA Resource Store

As well as our CAWA heart pins, we stock a variety of resources that can make your workplaces suicide safer and more inclusive.

Click the button below to purchase posters, information leaflets and more.

All proceeds go toward funding free community suicide prevention projects.

Most posters can be customized to include your organizational logo and we can create individualized resources to meet your specific needs.
 

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