training course students holding certificates of completion

Depression has many faces.

Learn to recognise them, and provide meaningful support through training.

Training courses can help you recognise invitations for help that may otherwise be overlooked, and respond in situations where people are struggling.

Over time, training builds community capacity to help prevent suicide and create a happier, health community.

Select from a range of courses from the list below.  Some are available in our local area.  Some are free and others are run at low-cost.

Mental Health First Aid

Delivered by local instructors who are trained and accredited through Mental Health First Aid Australia (MHFA) to deliver one or more of the MHFA courses. For example:

Developed for adults, to learn how to assist and support another adult.

Developed for adults, to learn how to assist and support young people.

Developed for adults, to learn how to assist and support a person aged over 65.


Developed for adults, to learn how to assist and support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander adults.

Developed for teens in Years 7-9 and 10-12, to learn how to assist and support a friend or classmate.

Developed for adults, to learn how to assist and support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people.


Suicide Alertness

Provided by Living Works.

This course offers a half-day training in suicide alertness.  Participants learn how to recognise a person with thoughts of suicide and connect them with someone who can help them to stay safe.  Anyone aged 15 or older who wants to make a difference can learn the safeTALK steps and become an alert helper.