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The CALM Yarn 4-day T4T Workshop

The CALM Yarn workshop is a one-day workshop that teaches four key actions: Connect, Ask, Listen, Monitor to build confidence, knowledge and skills. Developed in partnership with the Indigenous Peoples Team at Richmond Fellowship Queensland.

The T4T is effectively delivered over 4 days in-person. This ensures that all participants understand the theories, principles and models that underpin the CALM Yarn program; fully grasp and are able to demonstrate their ability to explain and use the culturally appropriate CALM Yarn model of intervention, and gain confidence in their ability to competently deliver this program to their participants.

Selection Criteria

The CALM Yarn is an indigenous suicide intervention program and the T4T is open to those that identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders or community workers. See button below to access an Expression of Interest application.

What you will learn

Day 1 – When delivered face-to-face the CALM Yarn one-day indigenous program will be delivered in its entirety to give you a view of the one day presentation from a participants perspective and provide reflection and feedback. Specific course content and learning outcomes for CALM Yarn be viewed at this weblink:

Day 2 – The CALM Yarn model will be explained and explored in detail. Review of the evidence, and practice the skills, and have conversations about different community needs and delivery.

Day 3 – Facilitation styles and skills, supporting participants who attend the training. Discussion around using the website, ordering materials, marketing the program,  allocation and preparation for individual presentations, and practice time.

Day 4 – Each participant will have the opportunity to practice and present a section of the program to ensure they have understood the intent and delivery method of CALM Yarn, as well as enabling gaining confidence and peer feedback.

What do T4T participants receive?

On successful completion, T4T participants receive certificates of accreditation as a CALM Yarn trainer, a full kit of resources to equip them for their training role, these include: – Trainer manual with comprehensive notes, and a detailed guide of preparing for a workshops, full access to the apps (Be Safe, Be Calm), Trainer PowerPoints with training notes, video demonstrations, role-play scenarios, bookings spreadsheet, attendance templates, certificate templates, ice breaker cards, safety plan template, burn-out scale, posters, flyers, and logos.

Workshop Information:


CALM Yarn 4-day T4T – $2,500 (+GST)

Train the Trainer Workshop Dates:

In-person, 20th – 23rd of May 2024 Brisbane, Qld.

LOCATION: Richmond Fellowship Queensland, 298 Gilchrist Ave, Herston QLD 4006


Hear from training attendees.

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Mel and Sandi are dedicated, passionate and inspiring. I could not commend them highly enough and would like to thank them both sincerely. I have no doubt this program has…
CALM Trainer the Trainer program
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The information and resources provided to me completing the CALM T4T training, equipped me to be able to deliver high quality, evidence based education to my community. The ongoing support…
Mission Australia
CALM Trainer the Trainer program
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Thank you Mel & Sandy – great training. Really enjoyed your passion, enthusiasm, incredible knowledge and delivery styles and the way you worked together. Awesome
MHFA Trainer
CALM Trainer the Trainer program
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CALM Train the Trainer equipped me with the confidence and skill to deliver the training.  Sandra and Melanie ensured that we had a thorough understanding of suicide and the purpose…
Richmond Fellowship Queensland
CALM Trainer the Trainer program

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