An Australian QIP Accredited Program

1-DAY Calm Intervention

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.
We deliver the 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

Workshop Duration

One Day Face-to-Face or two half days virtually.

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.

What You Will Receive

The CALM model to guide you through all four stages of an intervention

A 24-page Workbook including knowledge and skills to guide you through all stages of the conversation, including a list of National Helplines and Websites in Australia.

The “Be Calm” app that you can use during an intervention when you are supporting someone

The “Be Safe” app or worksheet for the person needing hope to create and record their safety plan

A wallet card to prompt and guide you during an intervention

Reading material to further your learning and development

A printed certificate of attendance

Presented by fully accredited and qualified CALM trainer

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.

How to guide the person to set up and use the ‘Be Safe’ app.

How you can use the ‘Be CALM’ conversations app on the spot, when you start that conversation.

How to follow up and monitor the person’s progress.

Book Suicide Prevention and Intervention Training

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Testimonials

Hear from people who have participated in our in-person and online suicide prevention training.

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After doing a 2-day suicide intervention training, I found CALM training more suitable for my role as a peer worker. Great to have a simple model to work from. Trainer…
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Calm Conversations Can Save Lives
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The training was a great way to have a re-fresher about suicide and how to have a sensitive conversation.
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Calm Conversations Can Save Lives
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The facilitator was amazing – very knowledgeable, accommodating and friendly. She made the training very engaging.
CALM Suicide Intervention
Calm Conversations Can Save Lives
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Great training, will be helpful in my practice. Thank you !
CALM Suicide Intervention
Calm Conversations Can Save Lives
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Yvette was a lovely and kind presence. She made the content engaging and not feel “too heavy”, despite the topic.
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Calm Conversations Can Save Lives
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I feel more confident about having the conversation about suicide and using the App to assist a person to develop a safety plan.
CALM Suicide Intervention
Calm Conversations Can Save Lives

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Suicide Prevention and Intervention Training