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RCLDS – Calm Suicide Intervention

Thursday November 4, 2021, 9:30 am - 1:00 pm

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An event every day that begins at 9:30 am, repeating until Friday November 5, 2021


This workshop is only available to residential care workers in Victoria.


Learn how to understand, respond to and prevent suicide. An evidence based, Australian training program that empowers you to have a ‘CALM conversation’ about suicide, to reduce stigma, promote help seeking and save lives.

CALM empowers participants to recognise and respond to suicide risk, and to support someone through stages of positive intervention, the development of a safety plan, and linking to other services for further help.

Training in a supportive, respectful and inclusive environment, accepting each individual’s differences, with consideration and adaptation for their culturally diverse needs.

CALM helps participants to:
  • Recognise the five signs of suicide
  • Make a positive connection
  • Hold the space and deeply listen
  • Develop a plan for strength and safety
What You Will Learn:
  • Factors that contribute to suicide.
  • How to recognise signs that someone may be thinking suicide
  • How and when to ask about suicide
  • How to listen to a person’s worries and stressors.
  • How to develop a plan to help the person stay strong and safe.
Learning Outcomes
  • 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.
  • Different and more effective ways of asking someone about 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.

Please note this Training is over 2 days, Thursday 4th & Friday 5th November.  Participants must complete both days for certification.

Further Information about Your Booking:

If the session is booked out 

Add your name to the waiting list. If a place becomes available, we will contact you, inviting you to register, if you are unable to respond quickly we will move to the next person on the list.

Where will I find the link to join the session?

We will email you a calendar invitation with the Zoom link a few days before the training date once registrations have closed.  Please use your work email when registering as we will only be sending the link to participants who are eligible.


Thursday November 4, 2021
9:30 am - 1:00 pm
Event Category:


Online via Zoom


OoHC, Residential Care
3.0 Hrs

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