MHFA for the Suicidal Person-for MH Champions only
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If you wish to attend a currently scheduled iteration of this course, please contact the course coordinator listed to request enrolment.
Duration: 4 hours
Coordinator: Miss Sharon Todhunter
Presenter: Dr Kate Smith
**This course is an initiative of the Mental Health Champion Network and is for existing staff Mental Health Champions only. Non-Champions please enrol in MHFA for the Suicidal Person available for all UQ staff.**
The MHFA for the Suicidal Person course (previously called Skills for Suicide Prevention) is designed to build practical skills and improve your confidence to support a person in crisis.
You will learn:
• How to identify warning signs for suicide
• How to confidently support a person in crisis
• How to have a conversation with someone experiencing suicidal thoughts and behaviours
At the completion of the course you will be equipped with the skills and knowledge to safely have a conversation with a suicidal person and ways to keep them safe.
This course consists of 4 hours of online or face-to-face training. Course participants receive a handbook to keep and receive a digital Certificate of Completion when they submit online feedback.
Please note that the MHFA for the Suicidal Person Course is not therapy or a support group and is not recommended for individuals recently bereaved or impacted by suicide. It is important that people undertaking the course are feeling relatively robust when they undertake it.
The course complements the 12-hour Standard MHFA course. This is a stand-alone workshop completion of Standard MHFA training is not a prerequisite for attendance at this training.
Courses running via Zoom: the course coordinator listed against this course will email enrolees the Zoom links a day or two prior to course commencement.