An introduction to MHFA Talking About Suicide
Talking about Suicide is a 5 hour course that teaches people how to support an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander person experiencing suicidal thoughts and behaviours.
The course is open to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and non-Indigenous adults, and is only deliverable by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander AMHFA Instructors.
What’s the format?
This is a 5-hour workshop.
Who can attend?
Any Aboriginal and Torres Strait
Islander and non-Indigenous adult can attend.
What is the cost?
MHFA Australia does not centrally coordinate courses or set fees. Your local instructor can confirm their attendance fees.
Why attend a course?
Research has found this course
to be effective and culturally
appropriate, empowering Aboriginal
people and providing information
that is highly relevant in assisting
Aboriginal people experiencing
mental health problems.
This course has been developed through the consensus of Aboriginal clinicians across Australia with extensive knowledge and experience in assisting people who are suicidal, and guided by a Project Reference Group of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander experts.
The course provides participants with the skills to identify risk factors and warning signs, talk to a person who is having suicidal thoughts and connect people to appropriate supports.
"Thoroughly enjoyed the course and believe that it will definitely be relevant to my future practice"
"The course was insightful and I found the indigenous specific content most helpful - as I personally completed the general mental health first aid training recently, but lacked knowledge in regards to responses when working with vulnerable Indigenous people"
"Very culturally appropriate"