Professional Development

Upcoming Professional Development Workshops
safeTALK Workshop: Suicide Alertness for Everyone

Presented by Michelle Graeber (CEO - ARCVic) and Renee Tsatsis (ARCVic Helpline Co-ordinator)

Why come to a safeTALK workshop?
In this 3 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.

For more information and registration please click here

or please call the ARCVic office line on 9830 0566 or the OCD & Anxiety Hepline on 9830 0533 or 1300 269 43 

ASIST Workshop: Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training

Presented by Michelle Graeber (CEO - ARCVic) and Renee Tsatsis (ARCVic Helpline Co-ordinator)

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

  • Recognise when someone may be at risk of suicide

  • Respond in ways that help increase their immediate safety (including reviewing risk and developing safe plans)

  • Understand why suicide thoughts are present and link person at risk of suicide to further help 

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

Two day workshop - you must be able to attend both days

Time: 9.30am - 5.30pm each day with lunch provided

Cost: $300.00 ($260 for ARCVic members)

Venue: Anxiety Recovery Centre 292 Canterbury Road, Surrey Hills

For more information go to our Community Education page or contact ARCVic on 9830 0566 for more information or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.