Education Seminars

ARCVic is committed to providing information to those most in need at the lowest cost possible and in some instances our seminars are free.

Mindfulness Based Stress and Anxiety Program
4 Week Group Program
Mindfulness is a gentle approach but powerful way of learning to pay attention. This program is an introduction to the practice of informal and formal mindfulness to help reduce stress and manage anxiety.
In this 4 week group, you will learn how to become more aware of how your mind works, acknowledge when unhelpful thought and behavior patterns arise, and learn strategies to assist with intense feelings and sensations in the body associated with stress and anxiety.

Cost: $80/$60 ARCVic Members

Next group commencing Friday November 8th 2019
Dates:         4 x 1.5 hour sessions: Friday November 8, 15, 22 & 29
Time:           10.30am-12pm
Venue:        Anxiety Recovery Centre Victoria, 292 Canterbury Road, Surrey Hills
Fee:             $80 / $60 ARCVic Members


Download flyer pdf here (262 KB) . Book online here



Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training

Presented by Michelle Graeber (CEO) and Renee Tsatsis  (Helpline Coordinator) 

ASIST is the most widely used suicide intervention model in the world. In this 2 day interactive workshop, learn how to:

  • Reflect on how your attitudes and beliefs about suicide affect your intervention role
  • Discuss suicide with a person witht houghts of suicide in a clear and direct manner
  • Build a collaborative approach to intervention focused on safe outcomes
  • Review immediate suicide risk and develop appropriate safeplans
  • Recognize that suicide prevention is broader than suicide first aid and includes life promotion and self care for caregivers

ASIST is run by registered LivingWorks trainers and uses internationally standardised learning materials.

Time:              9.30am-5.30pm both days (it is a requirement to attend both full days)
Venue:           ARCVic, 292 Canterbury Road, Surrey Hills
Fee:               $385 / $300 ARCVic Members 
2019 Dates:
  • Thursday 5th & Friday 6th December. Book online here

Download flyer for 2019 sessions  pdf here (152 KB)


For further information please call

ARCVic on Office Line: 9830 0566

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