Conversations about suicide - MHFA

Course description

Domain:Communication and interpersonal kills
Type:Advanced course

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The four-hour Conversations about suicide (Mental Health First Aid) course is based on the renowned MHFA program guidelines for suicidal thoughts and behaviours.  Launched on World Mental Health Day (10th October 2016) this workshop focuses on the critical issue of suicide and how to effectively respond.

Please note that the workshop is not a postvention course and is not recommended for individuals recently bereaved by suicide.  It is not a therapy or support group, and it is important that people undertaking the course are feeling relatively robust when they participate.

For anyone seeking postvention support services, please refer to the Beyondblue website.

Type of course



Naomi Madsen
People and Culture

Who should attend

Any staff member interested in learning effective response strategies for suicidal persons. The course complements and expands on the twelve-hour standard Mental Health First Aid course.

This course is for staff only.  Students are not able to attend and will be unenrolled. 
Please contact Health, Counselling and Disability Services to find out what training is available for students.

What you will learn

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
  • Practising these skills in a safe environment

Upcoming events

No upcoming events

Please remember if you can't attend a course anymore please unenrol yourself or move to the waiting list so others can attend.

Waiting list

To be notified of upcoming events, you can add your name to the waiting list.