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Suicide awareness – LivingWorks Start Program

Who is the course for?

Anyone who wants to learn how to recognise when someone is thinking about suicide and to connect them to help and support.

About this course

Suicide is the leading cause of death for Australians between 15 and 44 years of age.

Stressful life events, trauma, mental illness and drug and alcohol abuse are some of the contributing factors to suicide. Many people lack the knowledge, skills, and confidence to support a friend, family member or co-worker who may be at risk of suicide. By helping to dispel the fear and stigma around suicide, the LivingWorks Start program contributes to an open and supportive community where people at risk can get the help they need to stay safe.

How the course is delivered

This course is facilitated through online learning across 4 modules (approx. 1 hour, self-directed).

Learning Outcomes

Participating in the LivingWorks Start training, you'll learn how to keep someone safe from suicide and connect them with help and support. This program teaches valuable skills and requires no formal training or prior experience in suicide prevention. You will gain awareness, readiness and confidence to help people within your community.

Eligibility

This course is available to all MOP(S) Act employees and is provided as part of the Professional Development Program.

Event Instance Location
Cost

All courses offered as part of the Professional Development Program (PDP) under the Commonwealth Members of Parliament Staff Enterprise Agreement 2016-2019 are provided free of charge.

Registration
  • To register please complete the registration details below and click on the 'Submit Registration' button.
  • Your registration will be confirmed by email.
  • For any enquires regarding the sessions, please email MOPSTraining@finance.gov.au.

Mental Health First Aid Training

Who is the course for?

Anyone who recognises the need to understand and assist people experiencing poor mental health and help those experiencing a mental health crisis.

About this course

Mental health problems can affect anyone in the community and inaccurate and stigmatising attitudes towards people with mental illness are common. Many people lack the knowledge, skills, and confidence to support a friend, family member or co-worker experiencing a mental health problem, including how to approach someone and start a safe conversation.

How the course is delivered

This course is facilitated in two parts:

  • Digital online learning (approx. 6 - 8 hours, self-directed)
  • Half-day face to face 

You must attend the half-day training within 3 months of completing the digital content. To access the half-day training, you must provide your preferred MHFA session details to the MOPS Training team

Learning Outcomes

Becoming a Mental Health First Aider will mean you are more able to assist someone who may be developing a mental health problem or is experiencing a mental health crisis.

Eligibility

This course is available to all MOP(S) Act employees and is provided as part of the Professional Development Program.

Event Instance Location
Cost

Cost: 

All courses offered as part of the Professional Development Program (PDP) under the Commonwealth Members of Parliament Staff Enterprise Agreement 2016-2019 are provided free of charge. However, the costs of any travel by electorate employees may be met from within your employing parliamentarian’s Electorate Support Budget.

Electorate employees of parliamentarians whose electorate offices are outside the greater metropolitan area of capital cities should check their eligibility to use additional trips for training. Employees accessing these trips should clearly mark their Staff Travelling and/or Motor Vehicle Allowance Claim as being for attendance at PDP, to ensure that the costs are not debited against the Electorate Support Budget.

View list of Senators and Members whose employees are eligible for Additional Trips for Training

 

Staff Travelling and/or Motor Vehicle Allowance Claim form - IPEA

If you have any questions regarding your travel, please contact IPEA.

Registration

Registration: 

  • To register please complete the registration details and click on the 'Submit Registration' button.
  • Your registration will be confirmed by email.
  • For any enquires regarding the sessions, please email MOPSTraining@finance.gov.au.