Mental Health First Aid for the Suicidal Person

If you were concerned that somebody may be at risk of suicide…would you know what to say and how to help?

The four-hour Mental Health First Aid for the Suicidal Person course can provides guidance on this complex and difficult topic and help you to know the warning signs of suicidal behaviour.  The course is based on Mental Health First Aid International’s Mental Health First Aid Guidelines for Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviours. The content has been developed using the consensus opinion of experts in the field of suicide intervention (both professionals and consumers with lived experience) about how best to assist someone who may be suicidal.
During the four-hour workshop, participants will learn:
+ Accurate information about suicide rates and risk factors in the Australian context
+ Know the warning signs of suicidal behaviour
+ How to ask about thoughts of suicide
+ What you can do to help keep the person safe
+ How to assist the person to access professional help
Participants are given the opportunity to practice these skills during the workshop in a safe and supportive environment.
Contact us to get a quote for in-house delivery of the Mental Health First Aid for the Suicidal Person course.
"I really enjoyed attending this course. The course content was extremely relevant to my area of employment (and outside)."

MHFA for the Suicidal Person, June 2018

"Thoroughly enjoyed [the course] and found it very valuable both professionally and personally."

MHFA for the Suicidal Person, June 2018

"Well worth doing, I feel I am more educated and confident. If the need arises I feel I would be able to ask some one if they're having suicidal thoughts, and have the language/statements to approach the issue with confidence and to point them in a direction to get some assistance."

MHFA for the Suicidal Person, June 2018

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