Thursday, 26 April 2018

Suicide awareness trainers wanted

The suicide awareness programs for everyone – Tell, Ask, Listen, KeepSafe (safeTALK ), and its advanced brother – Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST), have been around for many years.

The need to incorporate suicide awareness training early in our Welfare and Compensation Advocacy training has been identified during the Younger Veterans’ Wellbeing Workshops.
As a result, we are now incorporating safeTALK into the Level 1 training package. 

ATDP intends to build its own capability to present safeTALK, and have accredited presenters internally so we do not have to rely on organisations such as Lifeline for trainers at our programs.
The ATDP training team would be pleased to hear from anyone interested in becoming a safeTALK trainer. (The ASIST program is a prerequisite for undertaking the safeTALK Training for Trainers two-day program.)
An email to our National Training Manager   ntm@atdp.org.au   indicating your interest will be appreciated.

There is also a safety requirement at these programs that a suitably qualified support person be in attendance to assist in the event that a participant has an adverse reaction to the training and requires counselling and support.

We are also looking to hear from volunteers who have ASIST or similar suitable skills such as Mental Health First Aid, who would be prepared to act as support during the half day safeTALK suicide awareness programs conducted by ATDP. (Knowledge of safeTALK is not required but training as a suicide first-aider, or similar professional qualification is)

There may be opportunities to provide such support not only locally but also interstate (with expenses met by ATDP).
An email to our National Training Manager   ntm@atdp.org.au   indicating your interest will be appreciated.

Tuesday, 10 April 2018

Advocacy News

The latest issue of Advocacy News can be viewed/downloaded here

Thursday, 5 April 2018

Rapid Exposure Trauma Recovery (RESTORE)

Prolonged exposure (PE) therapy is a gold standard treatment for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). In its current form, this therapy can be difficult for current and ex-serving ADF personnel to commit to, as treatment usually takes 10 weeks to undertake.

In partnership with Phoenix Australia and the Department of Defence, the Rapid Exposure Supporting Trauma Recovery (RESTORE) Trial is investigating whether the outcomes of an intensive delivery of prolonged exposure therapy (10 sessions over a two-week period) is as effective as the current 10 week format.

To find out more, visit bit.ly/2F0idGQ

Tuesday, 3 April 2018

ATDP Vacancy: Regional Manager- Regional Implementation Group 2 (NSW, ACT, WA)

Applications are invited from volunteers to fill a vacancy in the ATDP as-

  • Regional Manager, Regional Implementation Group (RIG) 2: NSW, ACT and WA. 

The Regional Manager, who will also be a member of the Capability Framework Management Group, will lead the RIG to deliver strategic objectives and goals in the implementation and operation of the ATDP at the regional level, within the agreed parameters set by the SGB and the CFMG.

While experience in the provision of military welfare and compensation advocacy services will be well regarded, as would formal training qualifications, the prime requirement is an interest in and time available to support the operation of ATDP and the training of the next generation of advocates. 


Instructions on how to apply and a Position Description can be downloaded here 

Please send your application to   ATDP.Communications@dva.gov.au   by 2400 AEDT on Friday, 13 April 2018.


If you require more information about this role, please contact Roger Greene, A/g CFMG Chair, on Mobile: 0411 431 189 or by email:   cfmgchair@atdp.org.au.

For more information about the ATDP visit:
the ATDP website   www.atdp.org.au
the DVA website     www.dva.gov.au