Conversations About Suicide
The 4-hour Mental Health First Aid Conversations about Suicide course is for any interested adult.
You will learn the skills and acquire the knowledge required to safely have a conversation with a suicidal person.
The Mental Health First Aid Training Course is delivered by Jen Ince, a qualified and passionate MHFA instructor
Why Mental Health First Aid?
Mental health first aid is the help provided to a person who is developing a mental health problem, or who is in a mental health crisis (e.g., the person is suicidal or has had a traumatic experience). Like physical first aid, mental health first aid is given until the person receives professional help or until the crisis resolves.
Mental health first aid strategies are taught in evidence-based training courses authored by Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Australia and delivered by accredited MHFA Instructors across the country. Intrinsic Mind offers a variety of MHFA Courses as authored by MHFA Australia, delivered by Instructors who are currently accredited by MHFA Australia.
MHFA is an award-winning program and is included in SAMHSA’s National Registry of Evidenced-Based Programs and Practices
Evaluations consistently show that MHFA training is associated with improved knowledge of mental illnesses, their treatments and appropriate first aid strategies, and confidence in providing first aid to individuals with mental illness. It is also associated with decreased stigma and an increase in help provided over time.
What the 4-hour Conversations About Suicide course covers
This course teaches participants to safely have a conversation with a suicidal person
The MHFA Conversations about Suicide course is not a postvention course and is not recommended for individuals recently bereaved by suicide. It is also not a therapy or a support group and it is important that people undertaking the course are feeling relatively robust when they undertake it.
This course gives participants an opportunity to develop skills and knowledge to:
- Identify warning signs for suicide
- Have a conversation with someone experiencing suicidal thoughts and behaviours
- Confidently support a person in crisis
Who is this course for?:
Adults (18 years and over)
How do I book?
If you are interested in attending a course, check out our upcoming events page by clicking the book now button. If you wish to arrange a course for you and your friends or colleagues (minimum 10), feel free to contact me below and I will be happy to have a chat. I look forward to working with you.