CALM is a one day workshop developed in Australia with Australian content, that teaches you how to carry out life-saving interventions for someone who may be thinking about ending their own life. Losing someone to suicide is a tragedy that is preventable with the right skills and tools. This workshops will help you recognise the subtle warning signs that are often missed, and how to open up a conversation in a comfortable and safe manner. This is an evidence-based program, informed by lived experience with a focus on what language to use to achieve a positive outcome.
YOU WILL LEARN:
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,
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,
How to monitor the persons progress.
YOU WILL RECEIVE:
A 24 page book with examples of what to say or ask at any stage of the conversation, including a list of all National Helplines and Websites in Australia.
You will be given access to the CALM Conversations App that you can use during an intervention and ‘on the spot’ at short notice.
The person you are assisting will have access to a CALM Keep Safe App.
You will have access to additional and helpful information on the CALM website to further your learning and development.
You will be given a printed certificate of attendance that you can proudly put on display.
Our trainers are qualified counsellors, with first hand experience in working with persons with suicide ideation, and assisting them towards safety.
This Australian evidence-based program is based on therapeutic strategies that are proven to work.