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Mental Health First Aid for the Suicidal Person

Description of Service:


The 4-hour Mental Health First Aid for the Suicidal Person Course is based on the revised Mental Health First Aid Guidelines for Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviours. This course was launched on World Mental Health Day October 10th 2016.


What the Course Covers:

Curriculum content is based on expert consensus guidelines developed with the Delphi method using both professional and consumer experts from English speaking developed countries. Learning 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

  • Practicing these skills in a safe environment.

Please note that the MHFA for the Suicidal Person Course is not a postvention course and is not recommended for individuals recently bereaved by suicide. 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.


Course Format:

This course consists of 4-hours of face-to-face training.
Course participants receive a Handbook to keep and receive a digital Certificate of Completion when they submit online feedback.


Participant numbers between 8-20 people

Presentation, course handbook and administration costs included


Fee negotiable for individual or small group requirements. 

For course information and costing please contact:

Kate Meadows

Director, Be More Mindful

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