Mental Health First Aid for the Suicidal Person

Do you know how to help someone who is feeling suicidal? Learn practical skills in this half-day course.

What is the Mental Health First Aid for the Suicidal Person Course?

This 4 hour face to face course is based on MHFA’s expert consensus guidelines ‘Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviours: First Aid Guidelines’. Curriculum content is evidence-based, with the input of mental health professionals, researchers and consumer advocates.

What will you 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.

Course participants will receive a handbook and an online Certificate of Completion.

Who can attend?

Any interested adult can attend, there are no prerequisites for this course. It is important that people signing up for this course are feeling relatively robust when they undertake it. It is not recommended for individuals recently bereaved by suicide.

This training complements the 12-hour Standard MHFA course and the 14-hour Youth MHFA course.

How can I complete this course?

If you wish to book for a workplace, community or have questions about a course, contact us discuss your needs.

All instructors of this course are trained and accredited by Mental Health First Aid Australia.


Mental Health First Aid for the Suicidal Person