Suicide Prevention Training

MHACA delivers the Central Australia Suicide Prevention Training Program. The program delivers culturally appropriate training that develops awareness, knowledge and skills around strategies that reduce suicide in the community. The accredited training is delivered to government and non-government organisations, the general public, target communities and high-risk groups.

February Training Opportunities

Wednesday 1 February – safeTALK – Alice Springs
Wednesday 8 + Thursday 9 February – ASIST – Alice Springs
Wednesday 22 + Thursday 23 February – Youth Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Mental Health First Aid – Alice Springs
To express your interest in registering for this training please call 0437 947 257 or email training@mhaca.org.au for further information.

There are no upcoming events at this time.
Accredited Workshops

ASIST

ASIST is a two-day interactive workshop in suicide first-aid. ASIST teaches participants to recognise when someone may be at risk of suicide and work with them to create a plan that will support their immediate safety. Although ASIST is widely used by healthcare providers, participants don’t need any formal training to attend the workshop—ASIST can be learned and used by anyone.

Price: Government/Business $300, Concession/Not for Profit $200

SafeTALK

safeTALK is a half-day alertness workshop that prepares anyone, regardless of experience or training, to become a suicide-alert helper. Most people with thoughts of suicide don’t truly want to die but are struggling with the pain in their lives. Through their words and actions, they invite help to stay alive. safeTALK-trained helpers can recognise these invitations and take action by connecting them with life-saving mental health support.

Price: Government/Business $95, Concession/Not for Profit $75

Standard Mental Health First Aid

This two-day course teaches adults how to provide initial support to adults who are developing a mental illness or experiencing a mental health crisis. Course participants learn about the signs and symptoms of the common and disabling mental health problems, how to provide initial help, where and how to get professional help, what sort of help has been shown by research to be effective, and how to provide first aid in a crisis situation. As a participant you will gain improved knowledge of mental illnesses and their interventions, knowledge of appropriate first aid strategies, and confidence in providing first aid to individuals with a mental health problem.

Price: Government/Business $300, Concession/Not for Profit $200

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Mental Health First Aid (Adult)

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Mental Health First Aid course will teach you how to assist an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander adult who may be experiencing a mental health problem or mental health crisis until appropriate professional help is received or the crisis resolves, using a practical, evidence-based Action Plan. This course is based on guidelines developed through the expert consensus of Aboriginal people with lived experience of mental health problems and professionals.

Price: Government/Business $300, Concession/Not for Profit $200

Youth Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Mental Health First Aid

In this informative and strengths-based two-day course you will learn how to assist Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander young people who may be experiencing a mental health problem or mental health crisis until appropriate professional support is received or the crisis resolves, using practical, evidence-based action plan. You will be grounded in social and emotional well-being from an Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander perspective and explore strengths-based communication tips to engage Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander young people.

Price: Government/Business $300, Concession/Not for Profit $200

Youth Mental Health First Aid

This two-day course was developed for adults to support young people aged 12-18, Youth Mental Health First Aid training teaches participants how to provide initial support to a young person who may be experiencing a mental health problem, or mental health crisis, until professional help is received or the crisis resolves, using a practical, evidence-based Action Plan.

Price: Government/Business $300, Concession/Not for Profit $200

Free Mental Health Workshops

MHACA also delivers two short workshops – Mental Health in the Workplace and Observe Respond Support – Suicide Prevention Skills. Both workshops are free and can be delivered in person in Alice Springs or online via Zoom.

If you are interested in having these workshops delivered in your organisation, please call 0437 947 257 or email training@mhaca.org.au

Contact MHACA

📞 (08) 8950 4600
📧 info@mhaca.org.au

14 Lindsay Ave
Alice Springs NT 0870

PO Box 2326
Alice Springs NT 0871

Monday–Friday

Office: 8.30am–4.00pm

Drop-in: Monday
8.30am–1.30pm

Tuesday–Friday
8.30am–3.00pm