Conversations about Suicide
The 4-hour Mental Health First Aid Conversations about Suicide course is for any interested adult.
You will learn the skills and acquire the knowledge required to safely have a conversation with a suicidal person.
This course is based on guidelines developed through the expert consensus of people with lived experience of mental health problems and professionals.
What the course covers:
At the completion of the course you will be equipped with the skills and knowledge to safely have a conversation with a suicidal person.
This is not a postvention course and is not recommended for individuals recently bereaved by suicide.
The MHFA Conversations about Suicide 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.
The course will teach you:
- How to identify warning signs for suicide
- How to have a conversation with someone experiencing suicidal thoughts and behaviours
- How to confidently support a person in crisis
What is the format?
This is a 4 hour course.
Evaluations consistently show that MHFA training is associated with improved knowledge of mental illnesses, their treatments and appropriate first aid strategies,
and confidence in providing first aid to individuals with mental illness. It is also associated with decreased stigma and an increase in help provided.
Who can attend this course?
Any adult can attend.
How do I sign up?
Go to our course calendar to see when we have a course running near you.
If you’d like to organise a course for a group or organisation, please contact us to discuss your needs.
Note: This course is not a therapy or a support group.