Mental Health First Aid for the Suicidal Person


who is it for?

Any adult interested in supporting others.

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. Postvention support services can be found at the beyondblue website.

What will I learn?

You will learn the skills and acquire the knowledge required to safely have a conversation with a suicidal person.

Learning outcomes of this course include:

  • Understand information about suicide rates and risk factors in the Australian context.

  • Review 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?

This is a 4 hour course.