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: $385 ($330 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. 


Our Services

ARCVic specialises in support, information, educational and recovery services for people and families affected by obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), OCD spectrum disorders including trichotillomania and body dysmorphic disorder, social anxiety disorder, panic disorder and agoraphobia, generalised anxiety disorder, specific phobias, stress disorders, and childhood specific anxiety problems such as separation anxiety and school refusal. ARCVic has extensive specialist expertise in the area of OCD, and also has an important secondary focus in a range of related mental health disorders such as depression, trauma related stress.

Community Education Overview

Seminar, Workshops and Conferences

ARCVic runs regular information sessions and seminars about a broad range of topics surrounding OCD and Anxiety.  These sessions can include mental health experts as well as stories of OCD and Anxiety from sufferers. ARCVic is committed to providing information to those most in need at the lowest cost possible and in some instances our seminars are free.

If you are interested in booking ARCVic to run an information seminar please contact the office on 03 9830 0566.

If you would like to attend an information seminar please see the full list of upcoming presentation.


ARCVic records as many of its presentations and seminars as possible and makes them freely available.  Click on the this link to download or stream our podcasts.