MHFA for the Suicidal Person - 06 August 2019

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Mental Health First Aid Guidelines for someone thinking about or having Suicidal Thoughts.

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06 August 2019
4 hours (2:00 pm - 6:00 pm)


Next Generation Health Club, War Memorial Drive, Adelaide, South Australia   View map


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Mental Health First Aid for the Suicidal Person

The 4-hour stand alone Mental Health First Aid for the Suicidal Person Course is based on the revised Mental Health First Aid Guidelines for Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviours and is specifically designed to assist a person who is having suicidal thoughts.  This course was launched on World Mental Health Day October 10th 2016.

Mental Health First Aid for the Suicidal Person

A national survey of Australians aged 16-85 found that 3.2% had attempted suicide at some time in their life and 0.4% had attempted suicide in the past year. Males account for 75% of suicide and 87% of people who die by suicide have a diagnosable mental illness at the time of death.

Among 15-24 year olds, suicide is the single most common cause of death. Another study found the 7.5% of 12-17 year olds had seriously considered attempting suicide in the past year and 2. 4% had made a suicide attempt over this period.

However, suicide can be prevented. Most suicidal people do not want to die. The simply do not want to live with the pain they are experiencing right now. Openly talking about suicidal thoughts and feelings can save a life.

But is your workplace ready?  Would your people know what to look for? Are they familiar with the Warning Signs?

This interactive workshop, could assist your workplace by providing your workforce with the skills needed to help someone who finds themselves in this situation.

What the Course Covers

It teaches staff/individuals warning signs to look out for, and what to do, in the form of a very practical 3 Key Action Suicide Response Plan to prevent suicide.

Course participants learn:

  • How to approach a person who may be suicidal
  • How to keep the suicidal person safe for now
  • How to connect the suicidal person to appropriate professional help

Course Delivery

A 4 hour face to face classroom site based workshop (2:00 pm – 6:00 pm).  The course is presented by Master MHFA trainer – Kate Erne at the Next Generation Club or at can be presented at your organisation’s venue.

Group Bookings

**  CATES Training provides a Group discount for booking of 5 people or more.
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Mental illness is one of Australia’s biggest disease burdens after cancers and heart disease and in any given year it effects 1 in 5 people.

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CATES Training: Kate Erne – Master MHFA Trainer


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