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Responding to Suicide

Professional Development Series

Introduction

Make a profound differencve in the life of somone else - Learn how to talk about suicide with people you support

Suicide remains the leading cause of death of Australians aged 5 to 44 and it is the second leading cause of death among those aged 45 to 54 (ABS). In 2015 suicide accounted for 103,442 years of life lost making it the leading cause of premature death in Australia (ABS).

You can make a profound difference in the life of someone else. Simple effective interventions can save lives. Suicide is a complex social issue which profoundly affects families, friends, colleagues, and communities. People from all walks of life and of all ages take their own lives.

Who is this for?

This 1 day course is for frontline mental health support workers, and community members who support someone at risk of suicide. We also encourage managers and team leaders to attend this course to enhance their understanding of practice issues and to support service outcomes.

 

Professional Development Course Fee

MHCC Members Non-members
$232 $297

 
 

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Face-to-face Workshop

Participation requires attendance at 1 full-day face-to-face training session.

Statement of Participation

A statement of participation will be granted upon satisfactory attendance of the required training session.

For an additional cost of $125, participants can complete the corresponding assessment for this course as a recognised unit of study (CHCCS003 Increase the safety of individuals at risk of suicide) towards the completion of Certificate IV in Mental Health.

Key Learnings

  • „Reduce immediate risk of suicide and increase safety Identify risk and protective factors, warning signs and points of change and explore ambivalence
  • Develop collaborative care plans 
  • Recognise the limits of the workers' role, when and how to refer to specialist assistance or facilitate links to further care
  • Ensure information related to suicidality is communicated effectively in the workplace
  • Stay healthy as a worker - ensure self-care and access to support services

Units of Competency

For an additional cost of $125, participants can complete the corresponding assessment for this course as a recognised unit of study (CHCCS003 Increase the safety of individuals at risk of suicide) towards the completion of Certificate IV in Mental Health.

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