4 HOUR - MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID FOR THE SUICIDAL PERSON
This newly developed MHFA Course aims to provide the skills and understanding to identify and support a person who is experiencing suicidal thoughts or behaviours until appropriate professional support can be accessed.
Curriculum content is based on expert consensus guidelines developed with the Delphi method (high quality evidence - based methodology) 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 post-vention 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.
Completed as a half day activity
COST - $100 Full / $85 Concession (Full Time Student, Pensioner or Unemployed)