Our training programs build community skills and educate people to be suicide safe.
Lifeline Adelaide offers a range of training programs based on the development of mental health awareness and skills. By choosing a Lifeline Adelaide training program you benefit from our experience and expertise, built on decades of delivery as a leading provider in the mental health sector.
Build resilience in your organisation
There is increasing demand from Australian organisations to deliver training that builds the resilience of their employees. By focusing on mental health and wellbeing you will be able to attract and retain top talent while helping your workforce to be more productive. At Lifeline we regularly receive requests from employers to partner with them and help build this resilience.
Our library of programs is building, and most courses can be delivered virtually
Our facilitators are skilled in virtual and face to face course delivery, providing an interactive and thought-provoking learning experience
Our eLearning programs are designed to reflect adult learning principles and make use of contemporary digital design to ensure the online learning experience is engaging and effective
Our training programs
Accidental Counsellor is designed to provide participants with the skills and knowledge to safely and effectively support customers, clients, colleagues, friends, or family, who are in distress or experiencing a crisis through the ‘Recognise, Respond, Refer’ model. Participants will not be trained to be a counsellor, but rather be provided with the foundational skills to support people in a range of situations.
Applied Suicide Intervention Skills (ASIST)
Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training - ASIST, is an internationally recognised interactive workshop that prepares participants to provide suicide life-assisting, firstaid intervention. It is founded on the principle that everyone can make a difference in preventing suicide.
ASIST provides knowledge and skills to recognise when someone may be at risk of suicide and respond in ways that help increase their immediate safety and refer them to appropriate help through an evidence based framework.
If you are a frontline worker, our nationally accredited DV-aware workshops provide a safe space for you to learn how to recognise and respond confidently to those in crisis.
This 2-hour workshop is an introduction to understanding domestic and family violence.
Managing Challenging Interactions
Managing Challenging Interactions is designed to support participants to manage people who may present with challenging or aggressive behaviour. Participants will gain an understanding of contributing factors for a person in distress. They will learn communication skills to assist difficult or emotional conversations, along with exploring self-care strategies to manage their own responses.
Mental Health and Wellbeing
The Mental Health and Wellbeing workshop helps participants to learn about the concepts of mental wellbeing and how to stay mentally healthy.
Participants explore the importance of managing stress through selfcare strategies to build resilience.
This workshop explores the impact of burnout and life challenges and provides strategies that individuals can utilise to support their own mental wellbeing.
These practical skills equip participants with the tools to work towards taking responsibility for their own wellbeing.
Suicide Protect provides an understanding of suicide and how to overcome barriers to connecting with someone who may be struggling in order to link them to appropriate support. Participants will build skills in recognising people in distress and build confidence in their ability to reach out to assist someone to safety.
Why Lifeline Adelaide training?
Lifeline has been providing non-clinical training for over 50 years, to our team of crisis supporters as well as to communities and companies around Australia. Through our research, crisis support, and community work, we understand the issues around mental health and keep up to date with best practice.
By choosing a Lifeline training program you benefit from our experience and expertise, built on decades of delivery as a leading provider in the mental health sector.
We are a leading provider of crisis support, mental health and suicide prevention programs in Australia
We are a Registered Training Organisation (RTO)
Our approach is evidence-informed
Our courses are developed by trainers and subject-matter experts
Our courses are continuously improved
We deliver best practice programs delivered nationally by qualified and experienced Lifeline trainers
"I attended Lifeline Adelaide’s Accidental Counsellor training and found the workshop to be practical and the trainer to be very knowledgeable and approachable."
"A number of colleagues commented that they were in a far better position to face challenging circumstances after they had attended a Lifeline Adelaide suicide prevention workshop."
Vivienne D, UniSA
Frequently Asked Questions
Anyone 18 years or older may attend any of these courses, with the exception of our Mental Health and Wellbeing course which has no minimum age requirement.
Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training - ASIST - 15 hours over two consecutive days
Accidental Counsellor - a total of 5 hours. Participants complete a 1.5 hour online e-learning module in their own time prior to the group session. Participants then attend a scheduled 3.5-hour group session
Managing Challenging Interactions - 4 hours
Mental Health and Wellbeing - 3.5 hours
DV-Aware - 2 hours
Suicide Protect - 3.5 hours
Yes, for most courses, virtual workshops are scheduled throughout the year, alternatively we can organise a virtual workshop at your workplace. However, due to the sensitive nature of the content of Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training, this workshop is only available face-to-face.
Yes, our trainers can tailor features of the Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training, Accidental Counsellor, Managing Challenging Interactions and Mental Health and Wellbeing workshops. For example, role-playing scenarios to meet specific needs of participants and/or business requirements.
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