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Mental Health First Aid

Conversations about Suicide

Learn practical skills to improve your confidence to provide mental health first aid to someone who is feeling suicidal.

Attending ‘Conversations about suicide’ will help you:

– identify warning signs of suicide

– learn how to talk to someone having suicidal thoughts and behaviours.

At the end of this course you will have the skills and confidence to support someone having a suicidal crisis.

This is a 4 hour course, based on guidelines developed through the expert consensus of people with lived experience of mental health problems and professionals.

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 beyondblue website.

Empowered Lives will be running Conversations about Suicide courses in in a variety of locations, on weekdays, weekends, and evenings. The course cost includes the 4 hour course and refreshments. This course is also offered in conjunction with Mental Health First Aid for Non-Suicidal Self Injury. 

Upcoming sessions – Conversations about Suicide – Sydney – Saturday April 17th 9am – 1pm.

Conversations about Nonsuicidal Self Injury will be run in the afternoon from 1:30-5:30.

$100 to attend one or $150 to attend both. Book each one and the discount will be applied at the checkout.

Empowered Lives can also provide this course as In-house training.

Contact training@empoweredlives.net.au  or Kirsten on 0402 329 363 to discuss. 

This course has been developed by Mental Health First Aid Australia, and is delivered by Instructors who are accredited by MHFA Australia to run this course.

For more information go https://mhfa.com.au/courses/public/types/suicide

Mental Health First Aid

Conversations about non-suicidal self-injury

Learn how to support and assist someone engaging in self-injury

The Conversations about non-suicidal self-injury course will teach you how to assist someone who is undertaking self-injury.

You will learn:

– why someone self-injures

–  how to talk to someone and keep them safe

– how to connect to appropriate support 

– how to assess for suicidal thoughts.

This is a 4 hour course, based on guidelines developed through the expert consensus of people with lived experience of mental health problems and professionals.

The term ‘non-suicidal self-injury’ (NSSI) describes a behaviour where a person deliberately or purposefully hurts themselves.

It is used to refer to self-injury that is not intended to result in death.

When we use the term ‘self-injury’ we are specifically excluding painful or damaging behaviours that are socially accepted or ‘sanctioned’ such as tattooing, piercing or other forms of body art, and cultural practices involving injury.

This is an education course, to learn how to give first aid to others, and is not a therapy or support group.

This course is also offered in conjunction Conversations about Suicide. 

Empowered Lives will be running Mental Health First Aid for non-suicidal self injury  in a variety of locations, on weekdays, weekends, and evenings. The course cost includes the 4 hour course and refreshments. 

Join our newsletter to keep up to date with our courses and workshops. 

Empowered Lives can also provide this course as In-house training.

Contact training@empoweredlives.net.au  or Kirsten on 0402 329 363 to discuss. 

This course has been developed by Mental Health First Aid Australia, and is delivered by Instructors who are accredited by MHFA Australia to run this course.

For more information go https://mhfa.com.au/courses/public/types/suicide

Mental Health First Aid

Conversations about Gambling

 Learn how to assist someone with a gambling problem.

The Conversations about gambling course is a 4 hour course where you will learn how to identify, approach and support someone experiencing gambling problems using a practical, evidence based action plan.

You will learn:

  • how to approach someone about their gambling problems
  • the risk factors, signs and symptoms and motivations underpinning gambling problems
  • how relapse might affect someone with gambling problems
  • how to manage your own self care when helping someone with gambling problems.

Empowered Lives will be running Conversations about Gambling at a variety of locations, on weekdays, weekends, and evenings. The course cost includes the 4 hour course and refreshments. 

Join our newsletter to keep up to date with our courses and workshops. 

Empowered Lives can also provide this course as In-house training.

Contact training@empoweredlives.net.au  or Kirsten on 0402 329 363 to discuss. 

This course has been developed by Mental Health First Aid Australia, and is delivered by Instructors who are accredited by MHFA Australia to run this course.

For more information go https://mhfa.com.au/courses/public/types/suicide

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If you are experiencing a mental health crisis - please call NSW Mental Health Line on 1800 011 511, or Lifeline Telephone 24-Hour Crisis Support on  13 11 14 

For emergencies call 000 or visit your nearest hospital

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