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Safer Communities offers Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training and consultancy to schools and workplaces. We are based in the Byron Bay Hinterland but travel throughout Australia.

CONTACT:

Mark Smith 

Phone: 0413 684 350

Email: mark@safercommunities.com.au

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NESA ENDORSEMENT STATEMENT

Youth Mental Health First Aid will contribute 14 hours of NESA Registered PD addressing 6.2.2, 6.4.2, 7.2.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

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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.

COURSE CONTENT

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)

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