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.

Parenting Anxious Children Seminar

Children worry about many different things. Learning to cope with their anxiety, stress and fear can be really difficult indeed, not only for them, but for also for the parents and family.

Developing an understanding of anxiety and learning some skills to manage it can make a significant difference to a family and can help empower children to have a sense of control in handling their own worries.

Join our relaxed and informative seminar which includes:

  • Understanding anxiety and normal childhood development
  • How personality and environment contribute
  • Different types of anxiety
  • The signs and symptoms for you and your children
  • Management methods and strategies for you and your children
  • Relaxation techniques with tips on building resilience
  • Where to go for more information and help and take home material 
Upcoming sessions:

Tuesday 28th November, 6.30-8.30pm, at the Anxiety Recvoery Centre Victoria, 292 Canterbury Road, Surrey Hills. Book online here. Download flyer  pdf here (710 KB)

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 29th November. Book online here


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 November. Book online here
For further information please call

ARCVic on Office Line: 9830 0566

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Download a flyer pdf here (287 KB)  

General Information on Community Education Seminars