MHFA for the Suicidal Person

MHFA for the Suicidal Person

MHFA for the Suicidal Person

Do you know how to help someone that is feeling suicidal? Learn practical skills to improve your confidence in helping someone who is experiencing a suicidal crisis by attending this half-day course.

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Call our office on 1300 668 089 or email us for further information.

What the Course Covers

The 4-hour Mental Health First Aid for the Suicidal Person Course is based on our revised Mental Health First Aid Guidelines for Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviours. It is a stand-alone course that complements the 12-hour Standard MHFA course, Blended MHFA Courses and the 14-hour Youth MHFA course. The content is based on expert consensus guidelines developed with the Delphi method using both professional and consumer experts from English speaking developed countries.

At the course you will learn:

  • How to recognise the warning signs for suicide
  • How to support a person in crisis and what professional help may be available to help
  • How to have a conversation with someone experiencing suicidal thoughts and behaviours

We know this course will give you the confidence to know how to have a conversation with someone who is having suicidal thought or thinking of killing themselves and the professionals available to help.

Course Format

This course consists of 4-hours of face-to-face course, there are DVD and powerpoint presentations. There is also some interactive aspects to practising the skills to help. You will have a take home Handbook to keep and receive a digital Certificate of Completion that you may be able to use for Continuing Professional Development Points.

Who can attend a course

Any interested adult can attend over the age of 18 years. If you are unsure if this is the right course for you email or ring us. Diane will get back to you and discuss it with  you.

Please note:  MHFA for the Suicidal Person Course is not specifically a postvention course and is not recommended for individuals recently bereaved by suicide. If you choose to come despite this, let us know as Diane would be sure to support you through the course. The MHFA for the Suicidal Person Course is not a therapy or a support group and it is important that people undertaking the course are feeling relatively robust when they undertake it. Specific postvention support services can be found at the beyondblue website.