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You can contact Carmen Betterridge today. Use the Request Contact form below, call 0406 935 225 or

This is a website for practitioners working with suicidality. If you are feeling suicidal or looking for guidance to help someone you know who is suicidal, please call

Suicide Call Back Service 1300 65 94 67

or vist the Lifeline website https://www.lifeline.org.au


Latest news for Suicide Risk Assessment Australia

If you're looking for something specific - please feel free to let me know - I'm always looking for ways to support practitioners in their work. Our team are always ready to deliver training or supervision. Terrena is taking some well earned extended leave in the coming months, whereby we will welcome her back to our programs in 2017 with her extensive skills in the alcohol and substance use sector.

Upcoming workshopsCarmen-photo

We offer fantastic, evidence based and experiential training in all aspects of suicide risk assessment and prevention - check our calendar for a program near you.

Our workshops are tailored to your needs, with small groups to ensure you achieve your goals. With comprehensive booklets, case example discussion and exercises based on current assessment and intervention frameworks and psychometrics, we know you are getting the best training available.  We can also tailor workshops for your service.

 Workplace Suicide Prevention

SRAA offer a range of services to support workplaces implement suicide prevention strategies.

Implementing effective systems to support workers in crises are critical in workplace suicide prevention initiatives. Consider

- Managers as Gatekeepers (MaGK) - training delivered to key staff where interpersonal skills in suicidal enquiry are taught, with appropriate suicide screening and referral processes are readily adopted

- The Executive Summary in Suicide Prevention - a brief (2 hour) interactive session for managers and executives detailing key principles behind MaGK training and protocols for responding to suicidality within the workforce.

- Resilience and Workforce Wellbeing - a series of four, 30 minute session supporting enhanced resilience specifically reflecting on principles of suicide prevention. Appropriate for lunch breaks or delivered in one session to complement your existing workplace initiatives

- Workplace Suicide Prevention Strategy - a multi-tiered strategy designed with you and specifically for the needs of your workplace. You know what is unique about your staff and your work environment. You know what needs to happen and we know how. Work with us to tailor a wholistic strategy to support your staff, through clear policies and protocols in suicide prevention, training in the  MaGK program,  and a wholistic approach to enhanced workplace relationships and wellbeing. SRAA have some amazing resources available to complement all initiatives.

selfcareWhat else do we do?

In case you missed the breadth of our services! Suicide Risk Assessment Australia is a provider of supervision services, consultation services and best practice workshops on psychological assessment with a specialisation in suicide risk formulation. We offer specialist assessment services, demonstrating superior skills in undertaking thorough, evidence based clinical psychological assessment specifically assessing suicide risk offering targeted treatment recommendations from children through to elderly. Supervision can be Skype, telephone or in person, depending on your circumstances. Carmen and Kaine are AHPRA Registered Supervisors (Psychogist), so if you need to focus your skills in the area of suicide risk assessment, please get in touch (see top right of this page).


Our goals

Suicide Risk Assessment Australia's goal is to reduce the incidence of suicide through clear and accurate identification, appropriate referral and treatment recommendations targeting those predisposing and acute factors increasing a person's risk. It is our belief that through providing evidenced based training, supervision or consultancy on suicide risk assessment and formulation, practitioners can make a difference in the overall rates of suicide. This is supported by community and workplace appropriate responses to identified need.


 Our Vision

We develop workshops that are not your standard "off the shelf" product, mass produced for the average mental health worker. We know that when it comes to working with suicide, emphasising assessment based on "averages" and demographics doesn't work and in fact, disempowers the clinician if their client doesn't conform to "averages". Our team have experience in and are passionate about working in the most challenging of contexts, with clients affected by incarceration, using alcohol and substance, pain and trauma. We want you to walk away with the best training possible, with skills you can directly apply to your work. The team not only have the experience to share, but the qualifications to back their knowledge - we acknowledge their skills and value through remuneration, and hence while our programs may not be free, you know you are getting among the most knowledgable and experienced facilitator practitioners available. If you would like to know our team or look at our philosophy in more depth, see "About SRAA" in the far top right of this page.


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