Seminars & Recovery Programs

ASIST is the most widely used suicide intervention model in the world. In this 2 day interactive workshop, learn how to:

  • reflect on how your attitudes and beliefs about suicide affect your intervention role
  • discuss suicide with a person at risk in a direct manner
  • build a collaborative approach to intervention focused on safe outcomes
  • review immediate suicide risk and develop appropriate safeplans
  • demonstrate skills required to intervene with a person at risk of suicide
  • identify resources available to a person at risk of suicide
  • make a commitment to improving community resources
  • recognise that suicide prevention is broader than suicide first aid and includes life-promotion and self-care for caregivers

ASIST is run by registered LivingWorks trainers and uses internationally standardised learning materials.

Cost: $300 ($260 ARCVic Members)
Cost includes materials and lunch
Event Date 10-Jun-2016 9:30 am
Event End Date 11-Jun-2016 5:30 pm
Capacity 24
Available place 23
Individual Price $300.00

We are no longer accepting registration for this event

ASIST is the most widely used suicide intervention model in the world. In this 2 day interactive workshop, learn how to:

  • reflect on how your attitudes and beliefs about suicide affect your intervention role
  • discuss suicide with a person at risk in a direct manner
  • build a collaborative approach to intervention focused on safe outcomes
  • review immediate suicide risk and develop appropriate safeplans
  • demonstrate skills required to intervene with a person at risk of suicide
  • identify resources available to a person at risk of suicide
  • make a commitment to improving community resources
  • recognise that suicide prevention is broader than suicide first aid and includes life-promotion and self-care for caregivers

ASIST is run by registered LivingWorks trainers and uses internationally standardised learning materials.

Cost: $300 ($260 ARCVic Members)
Cost includes materials and lunch
Event Date 29-Jul-2016 9:30 am
Event End Date 30-Jul-2016 5:30 pm
Registration Start Date 30-May-2016 12:00 am
Cut off date 28-Jul-2016 12:00 am
Capacity 24
Available place 2
Individual Price $300.00

We are no longer accepting registration for this event

Why come to a safeTALK workshop?

In this 3.5 hour workshop, you will learn how to become a suicide alert helper and be better prepared to:

Notice and respond to situations in which thoughts of suicide may be present
Apply basic TALK steps (Tell, Ask, Listen, & KeepSafe)
Connect the person with thoughts of suicide to suicide first aid help and further community resources

safeTALK is run by registered LivingWorks trainers and uses internationally standardised learning materials.

Cost: $50 ($30 for ARCVic Members) - cost includes materials

To access the member rate, please log in to the Member Area.

 

Event Date 10-Aug-2016 10:00 am
Event End Date 10-Aug-2016 1:00 pm
Capacity 20
Available place 14
Individual Price $50.00

We are no longer accepting registration for this event

A workshop which will explore practical strategies to manage anxiety, including breathing, grounding, mindfulness and visualisation techniques.

Event Date 11-Aug-2016 1:00 pm
Event End Date 11-Aug-2016 3:00 pm
Registration Start Date 29-Jun-2016 12:00 am
Cut off date 10-Aug-2016 5:00 pm
Capacity 20
Available place 0
Individual Price $20.00

We are no longer accepting registration for this event

Anxiety and Children

Dr Adam Partridge; Responding to Reassurance. As parents or educators/workers, we instinctively want to assist children to manage their anxiety. Dr Partridge, Clinical Psychologist at Buckley Consulting Group will discuss the issue of reassurance, whether it’s helpful to provide it, and strategies that you can use to manage excessive reassurance.

A Personal Story; Kaye

Alana Howells; Dealing with Separation Anxiety. Separation anxiety is a common and typical issue for babies and toddlers, but can sometimes continue on into pre-school and school-age years. Alana Howells, Principal Psychologist at Aurora Psychology, will provide an overview of separation anxiety and strategies to support children through this issue.

Event Date 13-Aug-2016 9:30 am
Event End Date 13-Aug-2016 12:00 pm
Registration Start Date 29-Jun-2016 12:00 am
Cut off date 12-Aug-2016 5:00 pm
Capacity Unlimited
Individual Price $25.00

We are no longer accepting registration for this event

Anxiety and Children (Morning session program: 9.30am-12.00pm)

Dr Adam Partridge; Responding to Reassurance. As parents or educators/workers, we instinctively want to assist children to manage their anxiety. Dr Partridge, Clinical Psychologist at Buckley Consulting Group will discuss the issue of reassurance, whether it’s helpful to provide it, and strategies that you can use to manage excessive reassurance.

A Personal Story; Kaye

Alana Howells; Dealing with Separation Anxiety. Separation anxiety is a common and typical issue for babies and toddlers, but can sometimes continue on into pre-school and school-age years. Alana Howells, Principal Psychologist at Aurora Psychology, will provide an overview of separation anxiety and strategies to support children through this issue.

Anxiety and Adults (Afternoon session program: 1.30pm-5.00pm)

Dr. Scott-Blair West; Treatment and Medications Update. Dr. Scott Blair-West, Medical Director of the Anxiety and Depression Programme at The Melbourne Clinic, will provide an overview of the latest updates and developments in treatment and medication options for anxiety.

Georgina Oliver; An Update on Inflammation and N-acetylcysteine (NAC) in OCD. Previous and more recent research studies highlight the presence of inflammation and oxidative stress in individuals with OCD. A pilot study at The University of Melbourne in 2015 explored the benefits of an amino-acid supplement known as N-acetylcysteine (NAC), which has anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties, in the treatment of OCD. Georgina Oliver, Research Assistant at University of Melbourne, will share these results with you and details of upcoming research with NAC for OCD, and other nutrient based compounds.  

A Personal Story; Daniel

Dr Jerome Sarris;Lifestyle Modification for Enhancing Mental Health. Dr Sarris, Senior Research Fellow at The University of Melbourne will discuss the impact of diet and nutrition on mental health, and provide tips on modifying your lifestyle to increase your mental wellness.

Rachael Kable;Meaningful Mindfulness. Rachael Kable, mindfulness mentor, blogger and host of The Mindful Kind podcast, will share her own journey with stress and mindfulness, as well as several simple, quick and meaningful mindfulness practices.

Event Date 13-Aug-2016 9:30 am
Event End Date 13-Aug-2016 5:00 pm
Capacity Unlimited
Individual Price $40.00

We are no longer accepting registration for this event

Anxiety and Adults

Dr. Scott-Blair West; Treatment and Medications Update. Dr. Scott Blair-West, Medical Director of the Anxiety and Depression Programme at The Melbourne Clinic, will provide an overview of the latest updates and developments in treatment and medication options for anxiety.

Georgina Oliver; An Update on Inflammation and N-acetylcysteine (NAC) in OCD. Previous and more recent research studies highlight the presence of inflammation and oxidative stress in individuals with OCD. A pilot study at The University of Melbourne in 2015 explored the benefits of an amino-acid supplement known as N-acetylcysteine (NAC), which has anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties, in the treatment of OCD. Georgina Oliver, Research Assistant at University of Melbourne, will share these results with you and details of upcoming research with NAC for OCD, and other nutrient based compounds.  

A Personal Story; Daniel

Dr Jerome Sarris;Lifestyle Modification for Enhancing Mental Health. Dr Sarris, Senior Research Fellow at The University of Melbourne will discuss the impact of diet and nutrition on mental health, and provide tips on modifying your lifestyle to increase your mental wellness.

Rachael Kable;Meaningful Mindfulness. Rachael Kable, mindfulness mentor, blogger and host of The Mindful Kind podcast, will share her own journey with stress and mindfulness, as well as several simple, quick and meaningful mindfulness practices.

Event Date 13-Aug-2016 1:30 pm
Event End Date 13-Aug-2016 5:00 pm
Capacity Unlimited
Individual Price $25.00

We are no longer accepting registration for this event

Mindfulness for Anxiety

5 Week Group Program presented by Dr Craig Hassed

Next Available Course Commencing Tuesday 23rd August - 27th September 2016

Dr Craig Hassed

Craig is a general practitioner and Senior Lecturer in the Monash University Department of General Practice. He has been instrumental in introducing various innovations into medical education and practice with an emphasis on the application of holistic, intergrative and mind-body practice.

This program is an introduction to the practice of mindfulness to help reduce stress and manage anxiety.

The program runs for 5 x 1.5 hour sessions on Tuesday evenings between 6:00pm and 7:30pm.

at ARCVic, 292 Canterbury Road, Surrey Hills

Cost: $240 for 5 week program – Medicare rebates do not apply. Cost includes copy of Craig Hassed's 'Mindfulness for Life' book.

Courses get booked out early so be quick to register to avoid disappointment.

Event Date 23-Aug-2016 6:00 pm
Event End Date 27-Sep-2016 7:30 pm
Capacity 20
Available place 11
Individual Price $240.00

We are no longer accepting registration for this event

A workshop which will explore practical strategies to manage anxiety, including breathing, grounding, mindfulness and visualisation techniques.

 

Event Date 25-Aug-2016 1:00 pm
Event End Date 25-Aug-2016 3:00 pm
Capacity Unlimited
Individual Price $20.00

We are no longer accepting registration for this event

Suitable for primary school aged children.

Event Date 27-Sep-2016 10:30 am
Event End Date 29-Sep-2016 1:00 pm
Cut off date 27-Sep-2016 7:00 pm
Capacity 10
Available place 9
Individual Price $80.00

We are no longer accepting registration for this event

Why come to a safeTALK workshop?

In this 3.5 hour workshop, you will learn how to become a suicide alert helper and be better prepared to:

Notice and respond to situations in which thoughts of suicide may be present
Apply basic TALK steps (Tell, Ask, Listen, & KeepSafe)
Connect the person with thoughts of suicide to suicide first aid help and further community resources

safeTALK is run by registered LivingWorks trainers and uses internationally standardised learning materials.

Cost: $50 ($30 for ARCVic Members) - cost includes materials

To access the member rate, please log in to the Member Area.

Event Date 05-Oct-2016 10:00 am
Event End Date 05-Oct-2016 1:30 pm
Capacity 20
Available place 15
Individual Price $50.00

We are no longer accepting registration for this event

ASIST is the most widely used suicide intervention model in the world. In this 2 day interactive workshop, learn how to:

  • reflect on how your attitudes and beliefs about suicide affect your intervention role
  • discuss suicide with a person at risk in a direct manner
  • build a collaborative approach to intervention focused on safe outcomes
  • review immediate suicide risk and develop appropriate safeplans
  • demonstrate skills required to intervene with a person at risk of suicide
  • identify resources available to a person at risk of suicide
  • make a commitment to improving community resources
  • recognise that suicide prevention is broader than suicide first aid and includes life-promotion and self-care for caregivers

ASIST is run by registered LivingWorks trainers and uses internationally standardised learning materials.

Cost: $300 ($260 ARCVic Members)
Cost includes materials and lunch
Event Date 06-Oct-2016 9:30 am
Event End Date 07-Oct-2016 5:30 pm
Cut off date 02-Oct-2016 10:00 pm
Capacity 24
Available place 15
Individual Price $300.00

We are no longer accepting registration for this event

BOOKED OUT

The aim of this retreat is to provide participants with the opportunity to enjoy activities that they normally feel inhibited to do because of Trichotillomania. This is a rare opportunity to share the secrecy and intricacies of living with Trichotillomania in a warm, accepting and non-judgemental environment & is one not to be missed. Our destination this year is the beautiful Tarascon Ridge Estate is nestled among the hills and valleys of country Daylesford, just a short 7 minute drive from the main street of Daylesford and situated in the middle of Spa Country.

When: Friday 7th - Sun 9th October 2016

Cost:  Early bird $420  (book before August 12th)

            Full Fee $520

Private Room: $150 extra

(includes accommodation, food & workshops)

Event Date 07-Oct-2016 12:00 pm
Event End Date 09-Oct-2016 3:00 pm
Cut off date 16-Sep-2016 9:00 am
Capacity Unlimited
Individual Price $670.00

We are no longer accepting registration for this event

BOOKED OUT

The aim of this retreat is to provide participants with the opportunity to enjoy activities that they normally feel inhibited to do because of Trichotillomania. This is a rare opportunity to share the secrecy and intricacies of living with Trichotillomania in a warm, accepting and non-judgemental environment & is one not to be missed. Our destination this year is the beautiful Tarascon Ridge Estate is nestled among the hills and valleys of country Daylesford, just a short 7 minute drive from the main street of Daylesford and situated in the middle of Spa Country.

When: Friday 7th - Sun 9th October 2016

Cost:  Early bird $420  (book before August 12th)

            Full Fee $520

Private Room: $150 extra

(includes accommodation, food & workshops)

Event Date 07-Oct-2016 12:00 pm
Event End Date 09-Oct-2016 3:00 pm
Cut off date 16-Sep-2016 9:00 am
Capacity Unlimited
Individual Price $520.00

We are no longer accepting registration for this event

This interactive and practical workshop is designed for toddlers and parents to learn the principles of formal and informal mindfulness. The workshop provides an opportunity to develop strategies and daily mindfulness practice to reduce everyday stress and anxiety. Over two days you will understand the benefits of being mindful, learn a number of different strategies and fun, simple exercises that you can practice together.
Dates: 2 Sessions: October 27th & 28th
Time: 10.00am – 11.00am
Venue: ARCVic, 292 Canterbury Road, Surrey Hills
Fee: $35.00 ARCVic Members / $50 Non-Members –
cost covers attendance of one adult and one toddler

Event Date 27-Oct-2016 10:00 am
Event End Date 28-Oct-2016 11:00 am
Cut off date 20-Oct-2016 10:00 am
Capacity 10
Available place 10
Individual Price $50.00

We are no longer accepting registration for this event

Mindfulness is a gentle approach but powerful way of learning to paying attention. This program is an introduction to the practice of informal and formal mindfulness to help reduce stress and manage anxiety.

In this 4 week group, you will learn how to become more aware of how your mind works, acknowledge when unhelpful thought and behavior patterns arise, and learn strategies to assist with intense feelings and sensations in the body associated with stress and anxiety.

Dates:             4 Sessions starting Wednesday 2nd November:

November 2nd, 9th, 16th & 23rd  2016

Time:                7.00-8.30pm

Event Date 02-Nov-2016 7:00 pm
Event End Date 02-Nov-2016 8:30 pm
Capacity 14
Available place 6
Individual Price $120.00

We are no longer accepting registration for this event

ASIST is the most widely used suicide intervention model in the world. In this 2 day interactive workshop, learn how to:

  • reflect on how your attitudes and beliefs about suicide affect your intervention role
  • discuss suicide with a person at risk in a direct manner
  • build a collaborative approach to intervention focused on safe outcomes
  • review immediate suicide risk and develop appropriate safeplans
  • demonstrate skills required to intervene with a person at risk of suicide
  • identify resources available to a person at risk of suicide
  • make a commitment to improving community resources
  • recognise that suicide prevention is broader than suicide first aid and includes life-promotion and self-care for caregivers

ASIST is run by registered LivingWorks trainers and uses internationally standardised learning materials.

Cost: $300 ($260 ARCVic Members)
Cost includes materials and lunch
Event Date 03-Nov-2016 9:30 am
Event End Date 04-Nov-2016 5:30 pm
Cut off date 27-Oct-2016 12:00 pm
Capacity 24
Available place 20
Individual Price $300.00

We are no longer accepting registration for this event

ASIST is the most widely used suicide intervention model in the world. In this 2 day interactive workshop, learn how to:

  • reflect on how your attitudes and beliefs about suicide affect your intervention role
  • discuss suicide with a person at risk in a direct manner
  • build a collaborative approach to intervention focused on safe outcomes
  • review immediate suicide risk and develop appropriate safeplans
  • demonstrate skills required to intervene with a person at risk of suicide
  • identify resources available to a person at risk of suicide
  • make a commitment to improving community resources
  • recognise that suicide prevention is broader than suicide first aid and includes life-promotion and self-care for caregivers

ASIST is run by registered LivingWorks trainers and uses internationally standardised learning materials.

Cost: $300 ($260 ARCVic Members)
Cost includes materials and lunch
Event Date 01-Dec-2016 9:30 am
Event End Date 02-Dec-2016 5:30 pm
Capacity 24
Available place 11
Individual Price $300.00

We are no longer accepting registration for this event

Craig is a general practitioner and Senior Lecturer in the Monash University Department of General Practice. He has been instrumental in introducing various innovations into medical education and practice with an emphasis on the application of holistic, intergrative and mind-body practice.

This program is an introduction to the practice of mindfulness to help reduce stress and manage anxiety.

The program runs for 5 x 1.5 hour sessions on Tuesday evenings between 6:00pm and 7:30pm.

at ARCVic, 292 Canterbury Road, Surrey Hills

Medicare rebates do not apply. Cost includes copy of Craig Hassed's 'Mindfulness for Life' book.

Dates:                January 31st, February 7th, 21st & 28th, & March 7th

Event Date 31-Jan-2017 6:00 pm
Event End Date 31-Jan-2017 7:30 pm
Registration Start Date 23-Nov-2016 12:00 am
Cut off date 30-Jan-2017 1:00 pm
Capacity 20
Available place 3
Individual Price $240.00

We are no longer accepting registration for this event

ASIST is the most widely used suicide intervention model in the world. In this 2 day interactive workshop, learn how to:

  • Reflect on how your attitudes and beliefs about suicide affect your intervention role
  • Discuss suicide with a person at risk in a clear and direct manner
  • Build a collaborative approach to intervention focused on safe outcomes
  • Review immediate suicide risk and develop appropriate safeplans
  • Recognize that suicide prevention is broader than suicide first aid and includes life promotion and self care for caregivers

ASIST is run by registered LivingWorks trainers and uses internationally standardized learning materials.

Event Date 23-Feb-2017 9:30 am
Event End Date 24-Feb-2017 5:30 pm
Capacity 24
Available place 18
Individual Price $300.00

We are no longer accepting registration for this event