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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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End Of Financial Year Options
Book, Plan and Invoice now for Future Delivery.

Do you have remaining Personal Development / Staff Training and Development budget that needs to be allocated before the end of the financial year?  

There are multiple ways that you can engage CAWA to build your capacity around mental health and wellbeing, inclusive practice, suicide prevention and a range of other areas using either our existing training and resource portfolio or through the creation of a bespoke package tailored to the needs of your organisation.

The vast majority of our training packages can be delivered either in-person or online.

Not sure if we offer what you are looking for? Get in touch for a chat and if there's something we can't create or deliver we will recommend an appropriate organisation from our networks that can help.
CAWA can create tailored information resources for your organisation or workplace, to up skill your employees and/or volunteers in identified areas of need.
Contact us now to talk about how together we can develop a training package to suit the learning and development needs of your staff and volunteers.
Reconciliation Week 27 May - 3 June 2021

National Reconciliation Week (NRW) is a time for all Australians to learn about First Nations people, culture and country.

NRW sits between two very significant dates in the reconciliation journey  - the 1967 referendum, and the High Court Mabo decision.

Reconciliation week is a time for action and a commitment of allyship to learn how to walk together to create communities that understand, recognise and amplify First Nations voices in the work that needs to be done to achieve equality for all mob.

Here are some ways we can take action:
For social, emotional and cultural wellbeing online resources for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People, check out Wellmob:

ASIST- 2 day suicide first aid
Monday 5th and Tuesday 6th July  8.30am-4.30pm,
The Boulevard Centre, Floreat
$350 + GST
Includes course materials, resources & certificate. 

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)  is a course in suicide first aid. 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

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; and
  • Recognise other important aspects of suicide prevention including life-promotion and self-care.

We never want funding to be a barrier to learning. In particular we are passionate about supporting marginalised communities to ensure they have the opportunity to access the training they need to be part of creating safe and inclusive communities and to taking care of themselves.

If you need partial or subsidised workshop tickets, please contact us to discuss.

Where there is a will there is a way!

Organisations and individuals who have the capacity, may wish to
PAY IT FORWARD and purchase a ticket to a workshop that can be used by someone who is not able to pay. We are always on the look out for ways to fund equitable access for those who need it most. So bring us any idea big or small that can support this fundraising.

Grill'd Local Matters Jar
June 2021

Are you hungry for social and systemic change to help create mentally healthy communities?  For the month of June, Connection and Wellbeing Australia (CAWA) will be on the Local Matters Jar at Grill'd Victoria Park - 895 Albany Highway, East Victoria Park.

So pop by, have a bite to eat and donate your token to the CAWA Jar to help us provide free community suicide prevention projects!

Need inspiration to create safer and more inclusive services? See below for some LGBTIQA+ projects we have completed in the last few months..


This year's IDAHOBIT event focused on the stories of First Nations, CALD, PoC LGBTIQA+ people. Our panellists of speakers shared stories and knowledge that can build our understanding of Allyship to these communities and learn how to better walk together. We were sparkled by  and had a phenomenal range of books and learning resources available from

This event was made possible with seed funding from Perth Metropolitan Suicide Prevention Coordination Team.

We had some connection issues- but you can watch the recording of the session here Video Link  starting with an amazing Welcome to Country from Shaun Nannup.

LGBTI FDV Awareness Day and the WA Police

May 28th marked the second LGBTI Family and Domestic Violence (FDV) Awareness Day. CAWA marked this day by providing training to key FDV services in Perth and on May 27th was invited by WA Police to present as part of the Family and Domestic Violence Conference

Attendees were keen to learn on the day and be part of the larger piece of work CAWA has planned in this area in the coming months. Seeing emergency and first responder services being open to learn how they can better understand and meet the needs of the LGBTIQA+ community is another great step toward creating change.

You can find out more about CAWA’s work in this area here:
You can book a place in a LGBTIQA+ Family and Domestic Violence and Intimate Partner Violence Workshop here: , or alternatively contact us to book a workshop for your organisation or workplace.
Foundations of LGBTIQA+ Inclusive Practice and the Department of Justice

We were thrilled to receive such positive feedback from our recent LGBTIQIA+ Inclusive Practice workshop undertaken for the Department of Justice:
"This was such a great workshop and learning experience"

"The workshop was highly informative and very useful. I had no idea of the scope and diversity of the LGBTIQA+ community"

" I really enjoyed learning and am motivated to increase my Allyship presence at work and advocate for change"

"Great practical information and tools, as well as personal perspective stories from the LGBTIQA+ community"

" Thank you for creating such a safe space for me to learn"

"Great training, knowledgeable presenter, extremely engaging"
New Resources

Looking for shareable resources that people can connect with for information and support? CAWA have downloadable (and printed) handy referral resources.

Contact us for PDF versions of the resources, which have live links to each group or service.

Please share far and wide! We can also provide printed copies upon request.

And let us know if you hear about a new group or service!
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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