MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID:
CONVERSATIONS ABOUT SUICIDE
Each year 1 in 5 Australians will experience a mental illness. Many people are not knowledgeable or confident to offer assistance. Physical first aid is accepted and widespread in our community, however most do not cover mental health problems. Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) teaches people the skills to help someone who they're concerned about.
The Mental Health First Aid Conversations About Suicide is considered to be a speciality course with a duration of 4-5 hours.
This course will teach you how to identify, approach and support someone who is experiencing suicidal thoughts and behaviours using a practical, evidence based Action Plan. You will also have the opportunity to practise your new skills in a safe environment. This course is based on guidelines developed through the expert consensus of people with lived experience of mental health problems and professionals.
Note: This course is not a therapy or a support group. This course is not recommended for individuals recently bereaved by suicide.
Specific postvention support services can be found at the Beyond Blue website.
A full 2-day Standard Mental Health First Aid face-to-face course or a Blended Online Mental Health First Aid course is highly recommended as this will compliment and consolidate further learnings regarding this speciality area. This speciality course should not be used as a substitute for the full 2-day course or equivalent blended online course.
MHFA Training Outcomes:
Increases mental health literacy
Increases confidence in providing mental health first aid
Decreases stigmatising attitudes
Increases the support provided to others
Focused Mental Education
PO Box 7370
NSW 2567 Australia
02 8044 3365
0421 878 179