In the intensive two-day Train the Trainer program, key community members and leaders learn to deliver the Deadly Thinking one-day social and emotional well-being program, in any setting.

Community leaders, Elders, health and education workers with all levels of helping experience.

There is no limit to who can benefit from undertaking training. Participants need not be experts in mental health; the Train-the-Trainer program will provide the confidence and essential knowledge required to deliver the Deadly Thinking workshop in your community.

If you have an interest in actively supporting your community, colleagues or clients social and emotional well-being; this program is for you.

Train-the-Trainer participants can contact program management directly via phone or email and can yarn with other facilitators and RRMH staff through the Deadly Thinking Facebook page and the closed Deadly Thinking Trainer Support group.

All Deadly Thinking and Train-the-Trainer participants can access the Deadly Thinking 1800 number, and the Deadly Thinking Trainer Portal for further information and referral.


What does the program consist of?

Day 1 begins with an introduction to the program, viewing of RRMH video resources and the completion of a well-being and lifestyle survey – sponsored by Movember.

Participants then take part in a real ‘Deadly Thinking’ workshop delivered by our senior Indigenous trainers and supported by RRMH staff. Following completion of the presentation all participants are assigned a section of the presentation from the training manual to present the following day.

What happens during day 2?

Day 2 consists of the development and practice of presentations followed by presentations in sequence.

New trainers are supported by written prompts, video resources, PowerPoint slides and RRMH staff. Feedback is provided and certificates awarded. Training closes with individual and group photos taken subject to participant authorisation.

What materials are provided?

Participants are provided with a trainer’s manual, trainers cap and T-shirt, access to the Deadly Thinking videos, flyers and PowerPoint presentations on a USB, as well as, Deadly Thinking certificates.

Refreshments, morning tea and lunch are also included in the package.

How can I purchase my own materials?

Assistance with event planning, promotional flyer design and support with lodging feedback forms is free.

For all other resources including presentation flipcharts, Deadly Thinkpacks, certificates, workbooks, caps and materials visit our shop.

Phone or email us to arrange preparation of an invoice and express postage of materials to your community or organisation.

*All prices are inclusive of GST. Additional charges for postage may apply.

How much does Train-the-Trainer cost?

Train-the-Trainer is priced at $850/person.

This may be subject to variation depending on community and location. Contact Peta, our Deadly Thinking program manager for more information.


What can I do?

You become a Deadly Thinking trainer by attending a scheduled workshop in your area, or by arranging a Train-the-Trainer workshop for your community or workplace.

We will provide the facilitator to present, support staff, catering and materials– all you need is commitment and an interest in your communities social and emotional well-being.

To find out more about, or to request a Train-the-Trainer workshop for your community,

Contact us

The Train-the-Trainer program is a two-day workshop where you learn how to present the Deadly Thinking one-day workshop!

No experience in mental health, social or emotional well-being is necessary.

This program is especially suitable for mental health professionals, as well as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community leaders, helpers and elders.

Please note: Non-Indigenous participants are more than welcome; however, they will not be able to present the program without an Indigenous co-facilitator – this is not a cultural competency course.

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