CONNECTIONS
Suicide Prevention & Emotional Health Training

CONNECTIONS IS about transitioning from trauma to resiliency:

  • MENTAL HEALTH & SUICIDE AWARENESS

  • UNDERSTANDING EMOTIONAL HEALTH

  • STEPS TO HELP PERSONS EXPERIENCING EMOTIONAL DISTRESS & SUICIDE

  • CULTIVATING SELF-CARE PRACTICE 

OUR VISION for THE CONNECTIONS CURRICULUM:

Is to serve our people, organisations, businesses, communities and government to access first class, quality assured, accessible mental health education.  We hope to empower and inspire meaningful personal action that will help save lives, improve wellbeing, cultivate emotionally healthy practices and break the cycles of trauma.

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The Connections Curriculum Overview:

Is for those seeking;

  • A greater understanding of mental health and suicide
  • The confidence to intervene with people experiencing emotional distress suicide
  • To cultivate resilience through emotional health practices and self-care.

The Connections mental health & suicide prevention curriculum is trauma and attachment informed.  It encourages learners to understand themselves and others more holistically and enables us all to more effectively support someone in emotional distress more competently. It helps us understand ourselves more fully and helps us recognise the need to fortify our own mental health and resilience through meaningful emotional health practices and selfcare.

The Connections Curriculum:

  • Acknowledges the need for a wide range of mental health interventions along a continuum “The Path of Life” to prevent suicide.
  • It is flexible enough that it can be adapted to meet the varied needs that different people with different roles will play.
  • It recognises the importance of cultivating joy, pleasure and hope to reconnect with a sense of a life that is worth living.
  • It acknowledges the trauma context for mental health and makes space to incorporate the need for repairing and healing hurt.
  • It is realistic and the call to action empowers everyone to be part of the solution.
  • The advice, tools and strategies taught can be implemented by everyone.

Suicide Prevention and Emotional Health Training

The three connections courses give learners the knowledge and tools to understand that:

  • Mental Health can be fortified

  • Suicide is preventable

  • Everyone can help

  • Life can be worth living

There are 3 CONNECTIONS courses. Link Life, Help Life and Transform life.

Each course takes approximately 2.5 hrs (with comfort breaks) to complete.  We can come to your team or group and deliver the training socially distanced face to face or online.

  • Everyone begins with Link Life, this is our gateway course.
  • Once you have completed Link Life you may progress to √ Help Life or √ Transform Life.
  • We recommend you take all three courses for maximum benefit of the curriculum.
  • The courses can be applied in any setting. Facilitators ensure that the content is targeted for your needs and your environment.

Our Courses

  • Connections Link Life: Mental Health Training & Suicide Awareness

  • Connections Help Life: Skills for supporting persons in emotional distress and suicide

  • Connections Transform Life: Self-Care for Positive Mental Health & Suicide Prevention

  • ASIST: 2-day applied suicide intervention skills training

  • Train Trainers Connections: 2-day Train the Trainers Connections Curriculum

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LICENCE Opportunity
CONNECTIONS CURRICULUM 

We licence trainers to deliver Connections Mental Health & Suicide Prevention Courses. This highly endorsed  Connections Curriculum enables licenced trainers to deliver three different training programmes; Link Life, Help Life and Transform Life.

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Course Name: Link Life

Duration: 2.5 hours with comfort breaks (may be expanded for 1 additional hour depending on your available time)

Focus: Awareness

Short Description: Mental Health and Suicide Awareness Education

Content:

  • Contributing factors that lead to poor mental health, emotional distress & suicide
  • Understanding the role of mental health and emotions in relation to suicide prevention
  • Connect 4-Way Model for helping persons experiencing emotional distress or suicide
  • Tools & resources for support in your community
  • The role of self-care and wellbeing in fortifying mental health and preventing suicide.

Course Name: Help Life

Duration: 2.5 hours with comfort breaks (may be expanded for 1 additional hour depending on your available time)

Focus: Skills

Short Description: Skills for supporting people in emotional distress and suicide

Content:

  • Review of Link Life
  • Challenging myths, stigma, attitudes and beliefs around mental health & suicide
  • Trauma, Mental Health & Healing
  • Connect 4-Way Model for helping persons experiencing emotional distress or suicide – Skills & Practice
  • Tools & resources for support in your community
  • The role of self-care and wellbeing in fortifying mental health and preventing suicide.

Course Name: Transform Life

Duration: 2.5 hours with comfort breaks (may be expanded for 1 additional hour depending on your available time)

Focus: Resilience

Short Description: Self-Care for Postive Mental Health   and Suicide Prevention

Content:

  • Recognising the impact of the ‘Path of Life’ on health & wellbeing
  • Exploring the neuroscience of wellness
  • Identifying personal strengths
  • Introducing the AMBER Approach to Self-Care
  • The greatest gift! Planning conscious self-care for resilience, emotional health and wellness
  • Summarising the 5 steps to positive mental health, preventing suicide and creating a life worth living.
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CONNECTIONS Professional Resources

Our resources have been professionally created to meet the needs of a range of learners.

Our Partners Include: