Emotional CPR Training

“The eCPR training was very powerful – even over web conferencing! It definitely takes practice but the results are amazing. I feel a lot more confident in helping someone who is in mental or emotional distress by meeting them where they are at.”

We are hosting this training and have brought together a team of highly experienced and qualified eCPR trainers from across Australia to deliver accessible online certificate level Emotional CPR Training.  This training is free to all staff (lived experience and non-lived experience) working in DHHS funded Mental Health and Alcohol and other Drug Services services operating within Victoria.

Emotional CPR (eCPR) is designed to teach people how to assist others through an emotional crisis. eCPR is based on the principles shared by a number of support approaches: trauma-informed care, personal recovery approaches, counselling after disasters, peer support, and cultural and social atunement. It was developed by a diverse cadre of leaders who themselves have learned how to recover and grow from an emotional crisis.

Ultimately, eCPR is a holistic, hopeful and empowering approach to assist people through an emotional crisis. With an emphasis on building strong, resilient and cooperative communities, this training will help you in providing help for others through: 

  • Connecting – the deepening of listening skills, and creating a sense of safety and respect for person in crisis.
  • emPowering: helping people with finding their own power, working with them to shift away from anger and distress.
  • Revitalising: helping people identify their way forward, towards their own support, and purpose.

To access this course you need to complete a registration form and commit to attending all three sessions, which are held over separate days. 

Registration forms available at the bottom of the page, please fill out and return to shellie.braverman@vmiac.org.au  

A zoom link will be sent out closer to the dates.

We recommend where possible that participants also try to attend an Introduction to eCPR Workshop  plus attend some of the monthly eCPR Community of Practice sessions which are scheduled monthly until the end of this year to assist them with ongoing development of their eCPR practice as well as provide a networking opportunity to link in with other like-minded people

Registration and Dates

Click here to register for one of the introduction sessions listed below

Introduction Session 1Introduction Session 2Introduction Session 3
Fri July 3
Mon July 13
Thurs Aug 13

Click here to register for one of the workshop listed below. Each workshop is listed via the date of the first session in each workshop

Workshop 1Workshop 2Workshop 3Workshop 4
12:30 – 4:30pm
Thurs July 9
Fri July 10
Thurs July 16
12:30 – 4:30pm
Tues July 14
Tues July 21
Tues July 28
12:30 – 4:30pm
Wed July 22
Thurs July 23
Fri July 24

9:30 – 1:45pm*
Wed July 29
Thurs July 30
Fri July 31
Workshop 5Workshop 6Workshop 7Workshop 8
12:30 – 4:30pm
Tues Aug 4
Wed Aug 5
Thurs Aug 6
9:30 – 1:45pm*
Frid Aug 7
Fri Aug 14
Fri Aug 21
12:30 – 4:30pm
Tues Aug 18
Weds Aug 19
Thurs Aug 20
Tues Aug 25
Tues 1 Sep
Tues Sept 8
Workshop 9Workshop 10
9:30 – 1:45pm*
Wed Sept 2
Thurs Sept 3
Wed Sept 9
12:30 – 4:30pm
Fri Sept 18
Fri Sept 25
Fri Oct 2
* denotes a longer break in these sessions

Click here to register for Community of Practice sessions

Fri July 31
Fri Aug 28
Fri Oct 9
Fri Oct 30
Fri Nov 27

More Information

What is eCPR?