South West Suicide Prevention training calendar

South West Suicide Prevention training calendar

The South West Community Alcohol and Drug Service (SWCADS) coordinate mental health, wellbeing and suicide prevention training for health professionals and communities.

This calendar is collated for the purpose of disseminating information to the South West community.

Please note this calendar may not be exhaustive of all suicide prevention training in the South West.

Inclusion of information on this page does not constitute endorsement of training, or any associated organisation, product or service by St John of God Health Care.   

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Training events

These training events are suitable for General Practitioners (GPs), other health professionals and para professionals (e.g. teachers).

Val Lishman Health Foundation – GP online training

The program trains GPs to manage suicidal patients. It is accredited by the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners as a CPD Accredited Activity until the 2023. Upon completion of the training program, GPs will receive 40 CPD (Continued Professional Development) points in the RACGP CPD 2020-2022 Triennium (Activity Number 186493).
Provider: Val Lishman Health Foundation
Cost: TBC
Contact and more information: Lishman Health Foundation - Suicide Prevention Module

Gatekeeper Suicide Prevention Training

Gatekeeper Workshops are for participants who are professionals or para professionals whose role brings them in to regular contact with people at risk of suicide.

Provider: Mental Health Commission - Government of Western Australia
Contact and more information: Mental Health Commission - Suicide Prevention Training



These events are available to allied health workers, teachers, community organisations, students and the general public.

LivingWorks safeTALK

Date: Tuesday 6 September 2022
Venue: Busselton Community Resource Centre
Time: 9.15am to 1.30pm
Presenters: Steve Blackwell, Pathways SW
Cost: Free, supported by BDAAD and WAPHA
Booking and more information.

Youth Mental Health First Aid

Date: Wednesday 14 and 21 September 2022
Venue: The People Place, Busselton
Time: 9.00am to 5.00pm
Presenters: Nick and Mel, SWAN
Cost: $160
Booking and more information.

Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Mental Health First Aid

Date: Tuesday 20 and Wednesday 21 September 2022
Venue: Busselton Surf Life Saving Club, 21 Foreshore Parade
Time: 8.30am to 4.30pm
Presenters: Rosalie Kickett
Cost: Free (supported by Busselton Dunsborough Alliance Against Depression)
Booking and more information.

LivingWorks safeTALK

Date: Tuesday 11 October 2022
Venue: City of Bunbury Public Library
Time: 9.30am to 1.00pm
Presenters: St John of God Suicide Prevention Coordinators
Cost: Free, subsidised by Mental Health Commission funding
Booking and more information.

Wesley LifeForce Suicide Prevention (full day workshop)

Date: Wednesday 2 November 2022
Venue: Manjimup Family Centre
Time: 9.00am to 4.00pm
Presenters: Wesley LifeForce
Cost: Free
Booking and more information. 

LivingWorks Start (Online, self paced)

LivingWorks Start is a 90-minute online training program for all Australians 15 years and over to learn how to recognise when someone is having thoughts of suicide and respond to keep them safe.
Cost: $39.95
Booking and more information.