We all have a role to play in suicide prevention!

Lifeline ensures that all Australians experiencing a personal crisis have access to 24-hour crisis support and suicide prevention services. Somewhere in Australia, there is a new call to Lifeline every minute!

At Lifeline South Coast, we have a vision of an Australia free from suicide, and we know everyone can play a role in achieving that!

Lifeline South Coast offers suicide prevention training for people from all walks of life - the general community, caregivers, workers, employers and health professionals.

Please read more about the training we offer below.

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Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) is the world's leading suicide intervention workshop. Participants learn to recognise when someone may be at risk of suicide, apply a suicide first-aid intervention model and respond in ways that helps to increase their immediate safety and link them to further help.

Virtually anyone aged 16 or older, regardless of prior experience or training, can become an ASIST-trained caregiver and learn the skills to intervene and save a life from suicide. Professionals, workplaces, as well as members of the community have all found great value in ASIST training.

Lifeline South Coast offers a range of options for people wanting to train in ASIST.

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QPR stands for Question, Persuade, and Refer — the 3 simple steps anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide. Just as people trained in CPR help save thousands of lives each year, people trained in QPR learn how to recognise the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to question, persuade, and refer someone to help.

QPR training will provide you with:

  • knowledge and skills to identify warning signs that someone may be suicidal
  • confidence to talk to them about suicidal thoughts
  • connect them with professional care.

Lifeline South Coast currently offers the one hour online QPR training program.

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safeTALK is a half-day (3-4 hour) presentation aimed at increasing suicide alertness. This program alerts community members to signs that a person may be considering suicide. It acknowledges that while most people at risk of suicide signal their distress and invite help, these intervention opportunities are often overlooked.

Participants learn to recognise when someone may have thoughts of suicide and to respond in ways that link them with further suicide intervention help. They will learn how basic TALK steps can link persons at risk with suicide first aid and other help to increase their safety.

Lifeline South Coast offers safeTALK training to the community as well as tailoring a package to suit specific organisational needs.

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Accidental Counsellor Foundations

The Accidental Counsellor Foundations workshop is a full-day program which will provide you with necessary skills and tools to be able to step into the shoes of an Accidental Counsellor momentarily. You will learn to respond appropriately, efficiently and effectively to people in crisis or distress.

Focusing on the importance of communication, this workshop provides participants with fundamental skills in organisational, community and individual resilience. The flexible and interactive format encourages participants to ask questions and share their experiences.

Lifeline South Coast offers a range of options for people wanting to train in Accidental Counsellor Foundations.

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CHCDFV001 - Recognise and Respond to Domestic and Family Violence

Lifeline South Coast on behalf of Lifeline Australia RTO 88036 delivers DV-alert, Lifeline's free nationally recognised training program that enables health, allied health and frontline workers to confidently:

  • RECOGNISE signs of domestic and family violence
  • RESPOND with appropriate care
  • REFER affected individuals and families to relevant support services

DV-alert is funded by the Department of Social Services and is supported to contribute to one of the outcomes of the National Plan to Reduce Violence Against Women and their Children 2010-2022 - services meet the needs of women and children experiencing domestic and family violence.

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Do you want to understand the initial signs of domestic and family violence, and know how to respond appropriately and refer colleagues, friends and family members if necessary? Lifeline offers variations of awareness sessions – aimed at laying the foundations to understanding and responding to domestic and family violence issues.

DV-aware is a two-hour awareness session that raises public awareness around the issue of domestic and family violence.

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