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  • 8 May 2019

    Time: 09:00 - 13:00

    Mental Health First Aid for the Suicidal Person 08/05/2019 - BUNBURY

    Training Course

    The 4-hour Mental Health First Aid for the Suicidal Person Course is an education course which teaches participants how to give first aid to someone who is feeling suicidal to reduce the risk of a person acting on thoughts of suicide. These actions can help to keep the person safe until a trained professional can assist them with any underling mental health problems or other difficulties.

    Mental Health First Aid for the Suicidal Person is suitable for everyone and highly recommended for all emergency services staff, frontline managers, teaching staff, and workplace OH&S representatives. Please note this is not a postvention course and is not recommended for individuals recently bereaved by suicide.

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

    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 attend it.

    This course was developed at the Centre for Mental Health Research at Australian National University and is now delivered across 20 countries around the world.

    Content covered:

    • Understanding accurate information about suicide rates and risk factors in the Australian context
    • How to apply first aid guidelines and how to intervene when someone is experiencing suicidal thoughts and behaviours
    • Practicing these skills in a safe environment.


    Training includes a qualified and experienced trainer, training materials, and morning tea.

    Scholarships:

    There are two scholarship places available for consumers or carers who face financial difficulty in attending this course. Scholarship applications close 10 business days prior to course and the successful applicants will be notified five business days prior to commencement of the event.

    The cost will be 10% of the course rate plus $13 for manual. To apply for a scholarship place click here to complete the application. 

    Payment Options:

    Credit Card: Use "Register Now" below.
    Invoice: This option will incur a $30 admin fee. Please click here to request invoice. 

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    Location:

    Master Builders, 19 Clifford Street, Halifax LIA, BUNBURY

    Price:

    • Non-member rate + includes manual: $164.00
    • Full Member (2018/19) rate + includes manual: $134.00
    • Associate Member (2018/19) rate + includes manual: $149.00
    • Scholarship pre-approval required + includes manual: $29.50

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