Professional Development

Black Dog Institute, Blended Learning Webinar: Youth in Distress

Black Dog Institute, Blended Learning Webinar: Youth in Distress

With a focus on self-harm and suicide in adolescence, this program will assist clinicians to manage youth in distress, self-harm and suicidality.

The program has been designed to build on the current level of skills of participants and to further develop confidence in undertaking risk assessment and safety planning for youth in distress.

Module 1 will need to be completed prior to the commencement of module 2.

CPD certificates will be given after completion of all 4 modules in their entirety.

Times: Modules 2, 3 & 4 run between 9am-4pm, including breaks.

Suitable for mental health clinicians working with young people providing mental health support in a 1:1 setting eg. psychological care or counselling. This training assumes a baseline of knowledge and skills in providing mental health support and if you do not have this, this training will not be suitable for you.

Learning Objectives

By the completion of this program participants will be able to:

  • Manage youth in distress and self-harm.
  • Undertake a suicide risk assessment effectively.
  • Develop a collaborative safety plan.
  • Implement a team approach to treatment planning.
  • Provide effective management following a suicide attempt.
  • Identify strategies for self-care


  • 7 hours CPD



Normally $360. This training has been subsidised by the Ernest Heine Family Foundation and aims to improve mental health in rural and regional areas across Australia.


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