About Talking Mental Health

Have you heard about the new one-day training in Suicide Prevention?

CALM one-day Suicide Intervention Training – accredited by Suicide Prevention Australia. To take a look go to :

https://www.talkingmentalhealth.com.au/calm-training/ ‎

CALM Care half-day Suicide Safety & Awareness Training


ASIST Training dates 2023 – Surrey Hills $450 Students $380

November 9th and 10th, 2023

To register please email: mgraeber@arcvic.org.au or call 0430 249 032

Why do we need more education and training in mental health?

Every year, approximately one in five Australians will experience a mental illness in a 12 month period and 5% will develop a substance misuse disorder. An average of 65% will not seek help, largely due to stigma including lack of knowledge about mental health problems and mental illness. In 2018 there were 3,046 deaths by suicide in Australia, which is almost eight per day, eight too many.

How will education help increase knowledge and reduce stigma?

Knowledge is power and being aware of our own attitudes and behaviours, knowing the facts and educating others, can be powerful tools in helping to reduce stigma in the workplace and in the community.
Talking Mental Health aims to increase participants knowledge and skill levels through the provision of a variety of accredited courses and programs designed to fit the needs of your organisation.

Please visit our course pages for more information https://www.talkingmentalhealth.com.au/courses/


Please contact me if you would like to discuss or request a quote for a course to be run for your organisation

References: https://www.mendthemind.ca/stigma/seven-important-things-we-can-do-reduce-stigma-and-discrimination/

Ann Hamden - Director

Ann has over 30 years experience in the Mental Health sector in various roles including Senior Manager, Senior Clinician and Educator. Ann has worked in most areas of mental health and also has experience in Managing an Alcohol and other Drug ...

Michelle Graeber

Michelle, primarily an educator, has had over 30 years of experience working in the private and not for profit sector largely in the disability and mental health sectors. She has a strong background in management, community development, training and development. Michelle ...

Michelle Cowie-Scott

Michelle Cowie Scott is a registered psychologist who has worked with people of all ages for over 25 years.  She has a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment and is accredited to deliver Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Trainer (ASIST). She has ...

Veronique Hamilton

Veronique is a Registered Nurse and has completed a Masters of Mental Health Nursing. She also has a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment and is accredited to deliver Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Trainer (ASIST) and a Teen Mental Health ...