Education + Training

Shoalhaven Suicide Prevention and Awareness Network (SSPAN) run professional development and community education sessions as a strategy to help prevent suicide.

Please note: our training programs are subject to availability and may change.

 

Upcoming training

If you would like to express your interest in training with us, please email education@sspan.org.au

 

Mental Health First Aid for the Suicidal Person

Do you know how to help someone who is feeling suicidal?

SSPAN has organised training for October, where the MHFA accredited instructor will take you through the practical skills needed to improve your confidence to support someone in crisis.

Date: Wednesday 10 October, 10.00am – 2.30pm

Venue: Training room, MIND the GaP, Building 306, UOW Shoalhaven Campus.

Cost: $40 includes light lunch, manual and course notes

View the information brochure here

Register here

This training complements the two-day Mental Health First Aid Australia Standard and Youth courses but you don’t need to have completed those.

 

If you have questions regarding SSPAN education and training, please email our Education Officer at education@sspan.org.au

 

 


Mental Health First Aid (MHFA)

Mental health first aid is the help provided to a person who is developing a mental health problem, or who is in a mental health crisis (e.g., the person is suicidal or has had a traumatic experience). Like physical first aid, mental health first aid is given until the person receives professional help or until the crisis resolves. Mental health first aid strategies are taught in evidence-based training courses authored by Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Australia and delivered by accredited MHFA Instructors across the country.

Fore more information on Mental Health First Aid, please visit their website.

Shoalhaven Suicide Prevention and Awareness Network (SSPAN) delivers MHFA training delivered by Instructors who are currently accredited by MHFA Australia.

 

4 hour MHFA for the suicidal person

The 4-hour Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) for the suicidal person course is a stand-alone course that complements the standard, youth, and blended MHFA courses. At the completion of the course you will be equipped with the skills and knowledge to safely have a conversation with a suicidal person. View the MHFA for the suicidal person brochure here.

 

12 hour Standard MHFA course

The 12-hour Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) course teaches adults (18 years and over) how to provide initial support to adults who are developing a mental illness or experiencing a mental health crisis.  View the Standard MHFA brochure here.

 

14 hour Youth MHFA course

The 14-hour Youth Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Course teaches adults (18 years and over) how to provide initial support to adolescents who are developing a mental illness or experiencing a mental health crisis. View the Youth MHFA brochure here.


 

Testimonials about SSPAN delivered training

“I have learned a lot, I can take much of this information and use it personally and in the workplace. The trainers are great’

“It is very helpful and now I feel confident dealing with people in crisis situations”

“It was very informative. I will use this new knowledge in my current position”

“Informative and interactive”

 

If you have questions regarding SSPAN education and training, please email our Education Officer at education@sspan.org.au