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 will I learn?

Learning outcomes of this 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.

How long is it?


How many people can attend?

We recommend that no more than 10 people attend each course as this allows participants to better engage in the course content and allows us to ensure a safe parameters for discussion and respond to questions. If you have more than 10 people who you wish to train we recommend running multiple courses. Because we charge per person rather than per course this won't change the cost and will considerably improve the learning experience.

How much will it cost?

$110 per person. We require a minimum of 6 participants (or equivalent charge) to train on site. Course Participants receive a MHFA for the Suicidal Person Handbook and Certificate of Completion.

If you are planning on holding training for a large number of people or on an ongoing basis please talk to us about possible discounts.