Suicide is a highly complex issue with far-reaching consequences. Advocacy and education are critical to identify those at risk, apply intervention strategies and support bereaved and distressed clients.
The Certificate of Suicide Bereavement Support will provide you with the knowledge and skills required to facilitate suicide bereavement support groups and work and engage with people at risk of suicide and self-harm.
In this online suicide bereavement course, you will discover how to increase the safety of individuals at risk of suicide, recognise and respond to crises with confidence and provide interventions to those at risk of suicidal behaviour.
You will learn how to identify and manage suicide risk and build empathic relationships to empower individuals to achieve safe outcomes. You will also gain the skills required to provide support for individuals experiencing bereavement as a result of suicide.
On completion of this course, you will have gained the skills required to work and engage with those at risk of suicide and self-harm and grief due to suicide.
Unit 1 - Increase the safety of individuals at risk of suicide
Recognise signs of suicide
Triggers and warning signs
Grounds for concern
Suicide risk factors
Building empathic relationships
Responding to emergencies
Empower the person at risk
Mental health issues
Develop support plan
6 step referral process
Document suicide safety plan
Supervision and peer support services
Unit 2 - Provide loss and grief support
Signs of loss and grief
Primary, secondary and cumulative losses
Features and symptoms of grief
Distinguishing grief and depression
Loss of spouse or partner
Loss of a child
Loss of a parent / sibling
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)
Signs and reactions to trauma
Stages of grief
Social and cultural differences
Ethnic and spiritual differences
Health and safety risks
Suicide risk assessment
Recognising the warning signs
Complications of grief
Respecting cultural differences
Facilitate coping mechanisms
Prolonged grief disorder
Stress Vulnerability Model
Support services and resources
Supporting child grief and bereavement
Healthy ways to face loss
Criteria for referral
Self-care for professionals
Review client outcomes
Unit 3 - Provide suicide bereavement support
Resources and support services
Facilitate early access to services
Isolate proactive measures
External support agencies
Facilitate coping mechanisms
Respect cultural differences
Refugees and asylum seekers
Diverse mourning practices
Responding to grief
Worker stress levels
Prevention / coping with burnout
Unit 4 - Use communication to build relationships
Communicating effectively with clients
Tips for providing information to clients
Policies and procedures
Law and ethics
Specific customer needs
Seeking help from others
Meetings and agendas
Discussing relevant issues
Effective group discussions
Conflict between participants
Distribution of minutes / reports
Unit 5 - Plan and conduct group activities
Plan group activities and resources
Identify client needs
Generate ideas for activities
Identify resource requirements
Coordinate group planning processes
Collaborative planning and shared ownership
Negotiate activities with the group
Develop aims and objectives
Analyse values and beliefs
Design group strategies
Manage group processes and conflicts
Promote open dialogue and active listening
Encourage and model sensitivity
Conflict prevention strategies
Group conflict resolution
Debriefing, support, mediation, consultation and facilitation
Evaluate group activities
Evaluation and feedback
Estimated duration 75 Hours
Course Delivery and Start
Start anytime, self-paced and 100% Online
Assessment will be comprised of written exercises, including short-answer questions, reflective tasks, short reports and/or projects. There are no examinations or due dates for assessment. As a result, you can complete training in your own time and at your own pace with the assistance of unlimited tutor support.
Why Choose Australian Online Courses?
Professional development that is widely recognised and respected;
Improve your employment opportunities;
Study online, anywhere via our elearning system;
High-quality professional development programs written by industry experts;
All course materials provided online – no textbooks to buy;
Unlimited tutor support via email;
We offer twelve (12) months’ access, with extensions available upon application (fees apply);
Course may be tax deductible; see your tax advisor.
Are there any entry requirements or pre-requisites?
There are no entry requirements or pre-requisites for entry into this program.
How long will it take to complete this course?
The approximate study hours for this course is 75 hours. Twelve (12) months’ access, with extensions available upon application (fees apply).
Can I purchase optional printed materials?
Yes! The cost for printed materials for this course is $50 per unit.Total cost for optional printed materials is: $250.00. Printed materials are available for purchase at any time and not require to complete this course. Everything you need to complete the course is provided online via our e-learning system.
When can I start this course?
You can start within 60 minutes during business hours when you enrol and pay in full with a credit card!
Credit card: Within 60 mins during business hours.
BPAY: Within 1-2 working days.
Internet Banking: Within 1-2 working days.
Cheque/Money Order: Upon receipt of mailed cheque.
Will I receive a certificate upon completion of this course?
Yes! You will receive a Certificate of Attainment upon successful completion of your assessment.
Do I need to attend classes or undertake any work placements?
No. All courses are delivered online via our e-learning system and there are no work placement requirements in this course.
What support can I expect from Australian Online Courses?
Unlimited tutor support is available throughout your studies via email during business hours Monday to Friday. Our Administrative team are available Monday to Friday via email, live chat and telephone.
I am an international student. Can I enrol into this course?
Yes! We accept enrolments from individuals both within Australia and internationally; location is no barrier to entry into our programs.