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SANE Australia Suicide Prevention Workshops

Melbourne, 2016 & 2017

This six-hour workshop builds on SANE’s Suicide Prevention and Recovery Guide to help health professionals reflect on suicide prevention in a recovery-oriented framework.

Suicide prevention

The half-day mental illness and bereavement workshop explores how health professionals can better support the family and friends of people with mental illness who have died by suicide. The workshop draws on the personal experiences of people bereaved by suicide.

The workshop includes:

  • Discussion of the grief associated with mental illness
  • How the suicide of someone with mental illness can affect bereavement
  • A review of new models of grief
  • A DVD with personal stories of people who are bereaved
  • Discussion of the SANE Best Practice Bereavement Guidelines
  • Obstacles that may arise when supporting bereaved friends and family
  • How organisations can adopt policy around this issue
  • Printed resources and a certificate of attendance for each participant
  • The option to claim self-directed continued professional development points for attending this workshop

Who should attend?

  • Mental health workers (case-workers, nurses, psychologists, psychiatrists, occupational therapists, counsellors, peer-workers, social workers)
  • Mental health managers and executives responsible for organisational change and policy development.

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Cost $125 per person inc GST

Melbourne Monday 8th February 2016
CBD location
Bookings closed

WarrnamboolTuesday 23rd February 2016
Central Warrnambool 
Bookings closed

Hobart Tuesday 8th March 2016
New Town, Hobart
Bookings closed

Sydney Monday 21st March 2016
CBD location
Bookings closed

Armidale Tuesday 22nd March 2016
Central Armidale
Bookings closed

Brisbane Monday 18th April 2016
CBD location
Bookings closed

Albury-Wodonga Thursday 28th April 2016
Central Albury
Bookings closed

SANE Australia can deliver the workshop to mental health services for a group price. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to discuss a group booking for your organisation.

Each workshop requires a minimum of 10 people and may be cancelled if this minimum number is not reached.


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