Mental health first aid training for front line community workers
Mental health first aid training for front line community workers is part of the 2010 election commitment 'Taking action to tackle suicide'.
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Funding is being provided for mental health first aid training for frontline community workers in the financial and legal sectors, relationship counsellors, and healthcare workers. These sectors interact with people who may be in financial, legal or relationship crisis where the risk of suicide is increased. The training has a specific focus on suicide prevention to help better identify and respond to the needs of people at risk of suicide or who have attempted suicide.
The department has engaged the following three leading mental health first aid training providers for this measure from 2011/12 to 2013/14:
- MHFA International
- Wesley Mission
- The Salvation Army
Page last reviewed: 14 March 2013