Mental Health First Aid: Conversations about Suicide Workshop Gold Coast

Mental Health First Aid: Conversations about Suicide Workshop

4 CPD Hours

Mental illness is common in our society with one in five adults experiencing a mental illness in any one year. Half the people who experience mental illness will not seek treatment and delayed treatment will adversely affect the success of any clinical intervention.


These numbers would indicate that acute hospitals, aged care services, and medical practices would have clients presenting with mental illness that require support and diagnosis – but a large number of these services do not employ mental health trained staff.

There will also be a number of staff in the workplace who will also experience a mental illness in the next 12 months and your service will need to have the resources to identify those that may need support and ongoing assistance.

At the completion of the course, you will be equipped with the skills and knowledge to safely have a conversation with a suicidal person. This is not a postvention course and is not recommended for individuals recently bereaved by suicide.

The MHFA for the Suicidal Person course is not a therapy or a support group and it is important that people undertaking the course are feeling relatively robust when they undertake it.

Specific postvention support services can be found at the Beyond Blue website.


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July 29, 2020 at 8am - 12pm
Quality Hotel Mermaid Waters
Corner of Sunshine Boulevard & Markeri Street
Mermaid Waters, QLD 4218
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