Mental Health First Aid for the Suicidal Person
who is it for?
Any interested adult can attend. This is an education course to learn how to give first aid to someone who is feeling suicidal. 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.
What is covered?
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.
What is the Format?
This course consists of 4-hours of face-to-face training.
what can meeting minds provide?
Meeting Minds will faciltate the course at your place of work or nominated location and bring all necessary training equipment and materials. Participants will receive a MHFA for the Suicidal Person Handbook.
Upcoming courses are listed here. We will facilitate at a location of your choice for a minimum of 6 participants.