Graduate Certificate in Managing Youth Self-Harm and Suicide

Graduate Certificate in Managing Youth Self-Harm and Suicide

The Graduate Certificate in Managing Youth Self-Harm and Suicide is a part-time 12-month course, consisting of 4 x 12.5 point subjects.

It is delivered online through the Centre of Youth Mental Health at The University of Melbourne.

Designed for health-care professionals working in a range of clinical and community contexts, the course provides specialised knowledge for working with young people experiencing mental ill-health, focusing specifically on the management of self-harm and suicide-related behaviours.

Topics include:

  • the major theories of youth mental health, with a focus on self-harm and suicidal behaviour in young people;
  • evidence-informed assessment strategies to identify young people at risk of deliberate self-harm or suicide;
  • evidence-informed prevention, intervention and safety management strategies for deliberate self-harm and suicide-related behaviours in clinical settings;
  • evidence-informed prevention, intervention, postvention and safety management strategies for deliberate self-harm and suicide-related behaviours in community settings; and
  • designing and critically evaluating safety management plans for young people at risk of deliberate self-harm or suicidal behaviour.

For more information and to apply visit The University of Melbourne.

Natasha

The course has given me confidence to advocate for youth mental health services and provide more robust assessment and treatment plans.

Natasha, nurse

Christine

I feel empowered and confident going forward. I'm a mature student but it is never too late to upskill or refresh!

Christine Williams, college chaplain