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Suicidal Person – Mental Health First Aid – 12 MAY 2020

May 12 - 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm


On average, there are 8 suicides every day, and many more attempts.  One life lost to suicide is one too many.

Whilst the numbers are staggering, there are ways to help. Whilst it can be intimidating to talk about suicide or ask people about what they’re going through, this 4-hour Mental Health First Aid for the Suicidal Person Course is based on the revised Mental Health First Aid Guidelines for Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviours.

Providing an informed intervention that enables participants to confidently support a person who may be experiencing suicidal thoughts and/or behaviours.

What the Course Covers

The 4-hour Mental Health First Aid for the Suicidal Person course is based on the revised Mental Health First Aid Guidelines for Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviours.

Curriculum content is based on expert consensus guidelines developed with the Delphi method using both professional and consumer experts from English speaking developed countries.

Following completion of the program, participants will have attained:

  • An improved understanding of suicide prevention
  • A skill set of how to identify warning signs for suicide
  • Knowledge of targeted suicide prevention activities
  • The skills to confidently support a person in crisis
  • Knowledge on what is an informed approach to suicide prevention
  • An increase in knowledge and be more confident in having a conversation with someone experiencing suicidal thoughts and behaviours

At the completion of the course participants will be equipped with the skills and knowledge to safely have a conversation with a suicidal person.

Who can attend

Anyone who is interested (adult), and organisations who wish to equip their business with early intervention skills to better support employees who may be experiencing or at risk of experiencing suicidal thoughts and behaviours.

Please note that this course is not a post-vention program or intervention and is not recommended for individuals recently bereaved by suicide.

This 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 post-vention support services can be found at the beyondblue website


Whilst the half day Mental Health First Aid for the Suicidal Person compliments the two-day Standard, Blended, Youth or Older Person two-day Mental Health First Aid course, this program can be taken as a standalone course.


May 12
1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
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WorkPlace Interventions
Level 11, 456 Lonsdale Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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03 9346 9832


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