CAPS TALK SUICIDE seeks to empower communities through education, increase understanding of the prevalence and devastating effects of suicide in our society, and create communities that are equipped to help reduce the number of lives lost to suicide.

CAPS TALK SUICIDE has developed a range of Suicide Awareness, Intervention and Support Training Programs based on the Australian Government Living is for Everyone Framework and
CAPS Model of Care. Our training provides the audience with varying levels of knowledge and skills to assist them in recognising, responding and supporting an individual at risk of suicide. Programs can also be tailored to specific audiences and needs of participants.

Programs available include:-

TALK SUICIDE Awareness

Program Objective

The TALK SUICIDE Awareness Presentation is designed to raise awareness of suicide in communities, provide information on how to recognize that someone may be at risk and where to go for help.

Learning Outcomes

• An understanding of the prevalence and impact of suicide in our communities
• An understanding of how assumption and attitudes can affect our ability to recognise and help a person at risk of suicide
• Essential knowledge to recognise a person at risk of suicide
• A understanding of what help is available for those at risk and their family and friends
• An awareness of the need for effective Self Care Strategies for good mental health

TALK SUICIDE Intervention Skills

Program Objective

The TALK SUICIDE Intervention Skills Workshop is designed to give participants the tools to recognize and respond to someone at risk of suicide.

Learning Outcomes

• An understanding of the prevalence and impact of suicide in our communities
• Skills to promote supportive communication
• Increased awareness of the needs of a suicidal person
• Knowledge and Skills to Recognise and Confidently Respond to a person at risk of suicide
• Increased awareness of importance of self-care for good mental health
• An Increased knowledge of referral pathways
• Essential practical knowledge, skills and confidence to Recognise and Respond to person at risk of suicide covering aspects of:-

o Risk and Protective Factors & Signs of Risk
o Supportive Communication
o Self Awareness in Communicating
o Needs of a Suicidal Person
o Identifying Level of Risk
o Planning for Safety
o Linking with other Services

TALK SUICIDE Intervention and Support Skills

Program Objective

Based on the TALK SUICIDE Support Service Model of Care, The TALK SUICIDE Intervention and Support Skills Program is designed to provide a more in depth level of knowledge and skills to be used in providing ongoing support an individual at risk of suicide.

Learning Outcomes

• Increased understanding of suicide
• Skills to promote supportive communication
• Increased awareness of the needs of a suicidal person
• Skills to effectively and confidently support a person at risk of suicide
• Increased awareness of importance of self-care for good mental health
• Strategies for Building Resilience and increasing hope
• An Increased knowledge of referral pathways
• Essential practical knowledge, skills and confidence to support a person at risk of suicide covering aspects of:-

o Risk and Protective Factors
o Signs of Risk o Supportive Communication
o Self Awareness in Communicating
o Understating and Supporting the Individual
o Needs of a Suicidal Person
o Uncovering the Individual Experience
o Strategies and Planning for Safety
o Influencing Risk and Protective Factors
o Developing a Pre-Crisis Action Plan
o Identifying Level of Risk o Building Resilience

To find out more about how we can educate and empower you to help others, please contact us on 1800 008 255 or email info@talksucide.org.au