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 Tuesday July 16th 2019
Dates:         4 x 1.5 hour sessions: Tuesday July 16, 23 & 30, & August 6
Time:           6-7.30pm
Venue:        Anxiety Recovery Centre Victoria, 292 Canterbury Road, Surrey Hills
Fee:             $80 / $60 ARCVic Members

 

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

 

Mansfield and Benalla Free Community Education Series

The Anxiety Recovery Centre Victoria will be running a series of free community education sessions in Mansfield and Benalla from July 31st - August 2nd

Survive & Thrive

Wednesday 31st July, 6.30-8.30pm, Buckland Community Centre, Erril Street, Mansfield

A workshop on managing a VCE household, to develop practical skills and strategies for managing stress and anxiety. Topics include helping your family's VCE student to stay healthy and productive when preparing for and sitting exams, maintaining healthy relationships, offering practical and emotional support, maintaining a healthy productive brain, heakthy sleep and recreation and more.

Downloaded flyer  pdf here (206 KB)

Parenting Anxious Children

Thursday 1st August, 10-11.30am, Mansfield Youth Centre, 7 Erril Street, Mansfield

This seminar covers topics such as understanding anxiety and normal childhood development, how personality and environment contribute, signs and symptoms n your children, types of anxiety disorders, methods and strategies to help support your children, tips on building resilience and where to go for more information and help.

Download flyer  pdf here (243 KB)

safeTALK - Suicide Alertness for Everyone

Thursday 1st August, 1.30-5, Mansfield Library, Collopy Street, Mansfield

Learn how to become a suicide alert helper and be better prepared to, notice and respond to situations where thoughts of suicide may be present, apply basic TALK steps (Talk, Ask, Listen, Keepsafe), and connect the person with thoughts of suicide to suicide first aid resources that can assist them to keep safe from their thoughts.

Download flyer  pdf here (202 KB)

Mansfield Anxiety Support Group

Thursday 1st August, 7.30-8.30, followed by guest speaker Michelle Graeber, CEO of ARCVic, presenting Mindfulness from 8.30 to 9.30pm, Buckland Community Centre, Erril Street, Mansfield.

Download flyer  pdf here (175 KB)

Parenting Anxious Children

Friday 2nd August, 10.30am-12.00pm, Activity Room 2, Benalla Health, 45-63 Coster Street, Benalla

This seminar covers topics such as understanding anxiety and normal childhood development, how personality and environment contribute, signs and symptoms n your children, types of anxiety disorders, methods and strategies to help support your children, tips on building resilience and where to go for more information and help.

Download flyer  pdf here (261 KB)

All sessions free, however bookings are essential (bookings not necessary for support group). For further information or to register, please contact Raspal Khumra on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.or (03) 9830 0566.

 

 

Parenting Anxious Children Seminar

Children worry about many different things. Learning to cope with their anxiety, stress and fear can be really difficult indeed, not only for them, but for also for the parents and family.

Developing an understanding of anxiety and learning some skills to manage it can make a significant difference to a family and can help empower children to have a sense of control in handling their own worries.

Join our relaxed and informative seminar which includes:

  • Understanding anxiety and normal childhood development
  • How personality and environment contribute
  • Different types of anxiety
  • The signs and symptoms for you and your children
  • Management methods and strategies for you and your children
  • Relaxation techniques with tips on building resilience
  • Where to go for more information and help and take home material 

Cost: $25/$15 ARCVic Members 

Upcoming sessions in 2019:
 
safeTALK: Suicide Alertness for Everyone Workshop

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

In this 3.5 hour workshop, you will learn how to become a suicide alert helper and be better prepared to:

  • Notice and respond to situations in which thoughts of suicide may be present
  • Apply basic TALK steps (Tell, Ask, Listen, & KeepSafe)
  • Connect the person with thoughts of suicide to suicide first aid help and further community resources

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

Venue:           ARCVic, 292 Canterbury Road, Surrey Hills
Cost:              $90 ($50 ARCVic Members). Cost includes materials and tea/coffee.
 
2019 Dates:
  • Tuesday 10th September, 10.00am-1.30pm. Book online here

 Download flyer for 2019 sessions  pdf here (163 KB)

  

ASIST 

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 20th & Friday 21st June. SOLD OUT
  • Friday 16th & Saturday 17th August. Book online here
  • Thursday 5th & Friday 6th September. Book online here
  • Thursday 17th & Friday 18th October. Book online here
  • Thursday 5th & Friday 6th December. Book online here

Download flyer for 2019 sessions  pdf here (152 KB)

 

Parenting Anxious Children Seminar

Children worry about many different things. Learning to cope with their anxiety, stress and fear can be really difficult indeed, not only for them, but for also for the parents and family.

Developing an understanding of anxiety and learning some skills to manage it can make a significant difference to a family and can help empower children to have a sense of control in handling their own worries.

Join our relaxed and informative seminar which includes:

  • Understanding anxiety and normal childhood development
  • How personality and environment contribute
  • Different types of anxiety
  • The signs and symptoms for you and your children
  • Management methods and strategies for you and your children
  • Relaxation techniques with tips on building resilience
  • Where to go for more information and help and take home material 

Cost: $20 

New dates TBA.

 

For further information please call

ARCVic on Office Line: 9830 0566

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