A little insider info...
Our Head on Online Learning, Peta Dampney, regularly presents at national mental health and suicide prevention conferences and has contributed to developing suicide prevention projects and initiatives with The Black Dog Institute and Everymind.
We know a thing or two about effective facilitation of tricky topics.
SAVING LIVES BEGINS WITH A SIMPLE CONVERSATION
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.
This course is based on guidelines developed through the expert consensus of people with lived experience of mental health problems and professionals.
This course teaches adults how to assist adolescents and young adults who are developing a mental health problem or in a mental health crisis. Course participants learn about adolescent development, the signs and symptoms of the common and disabling mental health problems in young people, where and how to get help when a young person is developing a mental illness, what sort of help has been shown by research to be effective, and how to provide first aid in a crisis situation.
Key course learning points:
Identify warning signs for suicide
Have a conversation with someone experiencing suicidal thoughts and behaviours
Confidently support a person in crisis
What can I and my team expect from this accreditation?
At the completion of the course, you will be equipped with the skills and knowledge to safely have a conversation with a suicidal person. For your safety, this is not a postvention course and is not recommended for individuals recently bereaved by suicide.
Am I eligible?
Any interested adult can attend.
It’s also important to know that there is no prerequisite level of study or work to attend, just as there is no restriction on attending a traditional physical first aid course.
With that in mind, please don't consider this course to be a therapy or support group session. It's an extensive training program to learn how to offer mental first aid to others and understand self-care in more detail.
Specific postvention support services can be found at the beyondblue website.
Accreditation & CPD Points
On completion of the course, many professionals may be able to claim attendance towards Continuing Professional Development (CPD) within their industry body. Please check with your relevant industry body or BLLC if you are unsure of allocation points.
Course Structure & Inclusions
At BLLC we pride ourselves on working with each organisation to find and create the perfect structure for course delivery.
This is a specialty course is delivered as:
4 hours - A single session
Course participants will receive:
The highest leave of professional accredited facilitation
A copy of the most current Conversations about Suicide MHFA Manual
Additional industry-relevant supplement manuals and resources- where required
Ongoing post-training support and MHFA counselling for MHFA officers
A Certificate of Completion