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    Tier 2: Early Intervention cohort specific support

    Program Description

    SAFEMinds provides training for educators and school staff in primary and secondary schools to:

    • help increase early intervention for young people's mental health (specifically mood disorders and self-harm)
    • increase the engagement of parents and carers to support young people's mental health
    • help develop clear and effective referral pathways between schools and community mental health services.

    The Suicide Risk Continuum Training is a specialised training package for wellbeing coordinators, student support service staff, level coordinators and assistant principals to help them understand, identify and respond to self-harm and suicidal behaviour in secondary school students.

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    Implementation Considerations

    Target population: Educators in primary and secondary schools.

    Program adaptability: Training can be delivered via webinar.

    Staffing: Backfilling may be required for staff to attend training.

    Training requirements: SAFEMinds offers a one-day training. The Suicide Risk Continuum training is delivered as part of a package.

    Australian experience: These programs were developed and have been implemented in the Australian context.

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    Intended Outcomes

    • Increase educators knowledge and understanding on how to identify and manage mental health, suicide and self-harm
    • Train school staff around referral process and family engagement to better support student mental health