Education Seminars

ARCVic is committed to providing information to those most in need at the lowest cost possible and in some instances our seminars are free.

 safeTALK: Suicide Alertness for Everyone Workshop

Presented by Michelle Graeber (CEO) and Renee Tsatsis (Helpline Coordinator)

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 ARCVic Members). Cost includes materials and tea/coffee.

2017 Dates:

All safeTALKs listed below are held from 10.00am-1.30pm at ARCVic, 292 Canterbury Road, Surrey Hills
Fee: $50 / $30 ARCVic Members

  • Wednesday 22nd March. Book online here
  • Wednesday 17th May. Book online here
  • Wednesday 9th August. Book online here
  • Wednesday 11th October. Book online here

Download a flyer  pdf here (285 KB)


ASIST Workshop

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training

Presented by Michelle Graeber (CEO) and Renee Tsatsis  (Helpline Coordinator) 

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 standardised learning materials.

2017 Dates:

Time:              9.30am-5.30pm both days (it is a requirement to attend both full days)

Venue:           ARCVic, 292 Canterbury Road, Surrey Hills

Fee:               $300 / $260 ARCVic Members 

  • Thursday 23rd & Friday 24th February. Book online here                                 
  • Friday 28th & Saturday 29th April. Book online here                                         
  • Thursday 22nd & Friday 23rd June. Book online here
  • Friday 22nd & Saturday 23rd September. Book online here
  • Thursday 23rd & Friday 24th November. Book online here
For further information please call

ARCVic on OfficeLine: 9830 0566

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Download a flyer pdf here (287 KB)  

General Information on Community Education Seminars