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Conversations about Suicide

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

The 4-hour Mental Health First Aid Conversations about Suicide course is for any interested adult. You will learn the skills and acquire the knowledge required to safely have a conversation with a person who may be experiencing suicidal thoughts and behaviours.

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


What the Course Covers

At the completion of the course students 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 Conversations about Suicide 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.

This course will teach you how to

  • Identify warning signs for suicide
  • Have a conversation with someone experiencing suicidal thoughts and behaviours
  • Confidently support a person in crisis


This is a Mental Health First Aid Australia course for which professionals may be able to obtain CPD points. For more information about this course visit the MHFA website.


Important! Before you enrol: We are required to provide our services to people who live/work/study or provide services in the Western Sydney Local Health District (WSLHD) area. If you are not sure whether you are eligible, please check Who can attend recovery college. If your address is outside of WSLHD area but you study or provide services within the Western Sydney LHD, please ensure you respond to the relevant question on the enrolment form to explain your connection to the area.

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