Corporate and Community Training

Lifeline Macarthur delivers a wide range of training courses to corporate businesses and community groups across South West Sydney, Macarthur and the Southern Highlands.  Our dedicated training programs are facilitated by accredited trainers who work with participants to promote an inclusive culture or workplace that destigmatises mental health issues and encourages help-seeking.  

Lifeline Macarthur has a dedicated training facility at Smeaton Grange or we can come to your location and deliver an in-house session for you.  

All surplus funds from our corporate training go towards Lifeline Macarthur’s Telephone Crisis Support Service 13 11 14 – saving lives in our community.


Please click on the links below to see the range of courses that we offer.


For more information about Lifeline Macarthur’s training courses or to discuss your training needs, please call 02 4645 7200 or email training@lifelinemacarthur.org.au



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$10 billion is spent on stress related workers compensation claims each year in Australia

45% of Australians will experience mental illness in their lifetime

8 Australians die by suicide each day – that’s one every 3 hours



ASIST – APPLIED SUICIDE INTERVENTION SKILLS TRAINING

Lifeline Macarthur offers a two day program designed for community members and workplaces who want to feel more comfortable, confident and competent at helping people at risk of suicide.  ASIST is an internationally standard course which teaches participants to learn to recognise when someone may be at risk of suicide and respond in ways that increase immediate safety and link the person to help.

ASIST is an interactive and practical workshop which is stimulated by audio visuals and teaching and is based on principles of adult learning.   The workshop encourages honest, open and direct discussion about suicide as part of preparing people to provide suicide first aid.  

For more information about ASIST please call 02 4645 7200 or email training@lifelinemacarthur.org.au


DV-ALERT – DOMESTIC VIOLENCE RESPONSE TRAINING

CHCDFV301A – Recognise and respond appropriately to domestic and family violence

DV-Alert is Lifeline’s free accredited 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 a key initiative under the National Plan to Reduce Violence Against Women and their Children 2012-2022.


Accredited Training:

As an accredited training program, DV-Alert is mapped out against the unit of competency CHCDFC301A: Recognise and respond appropriately to Domestic and Family Violence.  Participants who complete the training and assessment will receive a statement of attainment.  For more information about DV-Alert please call 02 4645 7200 or email training@lifelinemacarthur.org.au

 

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DV-AWARE - DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS

DV-Aware is a two hour session that helps raise awareness around the issue of domestic and family violence. Participants will learn some basic knowledge and tools that will guide you to recognise the signs of domestic and family violence and reflect on what you can do as an individual or group to prevent family violence.   

For more information about DV-Aware please call 02 4645 7200 or email training@lifelinemacarthur.org.au


SAFETALK – Suicide Alertness for Everyone

SafeTALK is a half day presentation which aims to increase suicide awareness by teaching participants how to recognise signs of a person in distress and considering suicide.  Participants learn how to respond appropriately to a person considering suicide and how to use available resources to link that person with professional help.  

It is intended that SafeTALK participants will be better prepared to:

  • Recognise that invitations to help are often overlooked

  • Move beyond common tendencies to miss, dismiss and avoid conversations around suicide

  • Notice and respond to situations in which thoughts of suicide may be present

  • Apply basic TALK steps (Tell, Ask, Listen and KeepSafe)

  • Connect the person with thoughts of suicide to suicide first aid help and further community resources

For more information about SafeTALK please call 02 4645 7200 or email training@lifelinemacarthur.org.au


MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS

Lifeline Macarthur offers this two hour course to provide participants with a greater understanding of mental health.  This interactive workshop looks at reducing the stigma associated with mental health issues, what mental health problems and illnesses are, how to help others and look after yourself.

Participants will leave with a toolbox of skills and be competent in understanding the various symptoms of common mental illnesses and how to undertake appropriate self-care strategies.  

For more information about Mental Health Awareness please call 02 4645 7200 or email training@lifelinemacarthur.org.au


MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID

Mental Health First Aid is a two day course that teaches adults how to assist other adults who are experiencing a mental health crisis or developing a mental health problem.

The course discusses mental health issues such as depression, anxiety disorders, psychosis, deliberate self-harm and substance use disorders as well as some of the potential crises that may arise including suicide ideation, panic attacks, severe psychotic states and intoxication.

Participants will benefit from improved knowledge of mental illness and their treatments, knowledge of appropriate first aid strategies and confidence in providing first aid to individuals with mental illness.  

For more information about Mental Health First Aid please call 02 4645 7200 or email training@lifelinemacarthur.org.au

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