Tuesday, 25th September 2018Time: 9:00AM - 1:00PM
Location: Rm 218, Registry Building (PDU Training Room)
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Mental health first aid for the suicidal person
The four-hour Mental Health First Aid for the suicidal person course is based on the renowned MHFA program guidelines for suicidal thoughts and behaviours. Launched on World Mental Health Day (10th October 2016) this workshop focuses in on the critical issue of suicide and how to effectively respond.
Please note that the workshop is not a postvention course and is not recommended for individuals recently bereaved by suicide. It is not a therapy or support group, and it is important that people undertaking the course are feeling relatively robust when they participate.
For anyone seeking postvention support services, please refer to the Beyondblue website.
Type of course
Who should attendAny staff member interested in learning effective response strategies for suicidal persons. The course complements and expands on the twelve-hour standard Mental Health First Aid course.
What you will learnLearning outcomes of the course include:
- Understanding accurate information about suicide rates and risk factors in the Australian context.
- Reviewing the first aid guidelines of how to intervene when someone is experiencing suicidal thoughts and behaviours
- Practising these skills in a safe environment