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CALM - Suicide prevention training

An accredited 2 day workshop

For people from all walks of life, CALM (Connect - Ask - Listen - Monitor) provides flexible and evidenced-based training that empowers anyone with knowledge and practical skills to support someone experiencing suicidality – to reduce stigma, promote help seeking and save lives.

Utilising multi-modal delivery and varied resources including digital tools such as the ‘Be CALM', 'Be Safe' and 'CALM Care' apps.

This program equips and empowers participants to recognise and respond to suicide risk, to support someone through stages of positive intervention, the development of a safety plan, and linking to other services for further help.

CALM was designed and is delivered using the theories and principles of motivational interviewing, recovery-oriented practice, trauma-informed practice and client-centred therapy.

What does the course cover?

Learn how to understand, respond to and prevent suicide. An evidence based, Australian training program that empowers you to have a ‘CALM conversation’ about suicide, to reduce stigma, promote help seeking and save lives.

Learning outcomes for this course include:

  • What to do and what to say to someone thinking of suicide.
  • How to recognize the often overlooked, subtle signs that someone may be thinking suicide.
  • Different and more effective ways of asking someone about suicide.
  • How to keep CALM and comfortably continue a conversation after asking about suicide.
  • How to help someone talk about their worries and concerns.
  • How to help the person not feel judged, but rather understood and supported.
  • How to help the person see that suicide might not be the only answer and that safety could be an option for them.
  • How to work together on a commitment to safety.
  • How to guide the person to set up and use the ‘Be Safe’ app.
  • How you can use the ‘Be CALM’ conversations app on the spot, when you start that conversation.
  • How to follow up and monitor the person’s progress.

When is the course available?

2022 dates are currently being set.

If you would like more information on this course please get in touch with us at

Do you need emergency help?

NT Mental Health Line

Ph: 1800 682 288


Ph: 13 11 14

Emergency Services

Ph: 000

Kids Helpline

Ph: 1800 55 1800

Suicide Call Back Service

Ph: 1300 659 467


Ph: 1800 650 890