Blended Courses

This course has two versions. If you are looking for the Youth version of this course please scroll down or search for QC28.

QC2: EARS has been designed to develop core clinical competencies and practices that align with the training element of the Zero Suicide framework and is currently being rolled out across Zero Suicide sites across Queensland.

Designed in collaboration with the Gold Coast Hospital and Health service, EARS explores suicide risk and represents a philosophical shift in the treatment of suicidality within Mental Health, Alcohol and Other Drugs services. This includes a shift away from a focus on prediction, towards a framework for prevention, and a shift away from clinician orientated treatment of illness, towards a collaborative process of engagement and care planning that conceptualises suicide as a behaviour that requires specific targeted intervention.

EARS presents a number of conceptual models for understanding suicidal behaviours that can be applied to individuals across the lifespan.

The blended learning course comprises of two components - beginning with eLearning modules (part 1), and concluding with a full day face-to-face workshop (part 2).

QC2 EARS is aimed at both new clinicians commencing clinical practice and experienced practitioners seeking to update and consolidate their practice framework with contemporary understanding of supporting suicidal people.

Delivery Mode Duration Hours of active learning Category Cost
Blended
1 full day + 2 hours eLearning 8:30 Subsidised Fee Schedule.pdf

More information about this course is available in the handout: QC2 Engage, Assess, Respond to, and Support Suicidal People - Course handout

This one day workshop is based on the strengths model of recovery and is aligned with Queensland Health recovery-focused strategic goals and standards. By identifying an individual’s strengths the treating team and client can together develop a holistic care plan that sets achievable recovery goals. The training utilises a blended approach, beginning with an eLearning component that introduces the strengths model, followed by a full day face-to-face workshop that includes interactive discussions and simulation activities. Prior completion of QC23 Forming the Therapeutic Alliance is highly desirable.

Delivery Mode Duration Hours of active learning Category Cost
Blended 1 full day and 1.5 hours eLearning 7:00 Subsidised Fee Schedule.pdf

More information about this course is available in the handout: QC24 Working with Strengths in Recovery - Course handout

This course is designed for Educators delivering SRAM-ED workshops in local HHS services. Participants must be committed to delivering a prescribed number of sessions as determined by local staffing needs and provide documented evidence of these in reports to the primary stakeholder.

An Expression of Interest must be submitted, addressing selection criteria, in order to be considered for this course. Contact sramed@health.qld.gov.au for more information.

Delivery Mode Duration Hours of active learning Category Cost
Blended 1.5 days + 2 hours eLearning 14:00 Subsidised Upon application for non-Queensland Health staff

Note: if you are interested in attending a local SRAM-ED Foundational or Advanced workshop please contact your local educator. Local workshop sessions are not managed by the Learning Centre.

More information about this course is available in the handout: QC25 Suicide Risk Assessment and Management in an Emergency Department Setting (SRAM-ED) - Train-the-trainer - Course handout

This training course focuses on the knowledge and skills required to deliver safe group-based therapeutic interventions. The blended learning course comprises of two components - beginning with an eLearning module (part 1), followed by a full day face-to-face workshop (part 2). The course explores the following key issues around group facilitation in therapeutic contexts: safe group facilitation principles, structure of group sessions, management of group dynamics and process issues, and the role of the facilitator. The workshop focuses on consolidating theory and process through activities and experiential exploration, with a particular focus on the management of group dynamics and facilitation challenges.

Delivery Mode Duration Hours of active learning Category Cost
Blended 1 full day and 1.5 hours eLearning 7:30 Un-subsidised Fee Schedule.pdf

More information about this course is available in the handout: QC27 Group Facilitation in Therapeutic Contexts - Course handout

The Queensland Centre for Mental Health Learning (Learning Centre) has for many years been a key source for suicide risk assessment training across Queensland, more recently being invited by a number of stakeholder groups to tailor the program with a focus on working with Youth. Thus when the major redevelopment of our core QC2 Suicide Risk Assessment course was being scoped, the parameters of the project were widened to allow for the development of QC28 Youth: Engage, Assess, Respond to, and Support Suicidal People (YEARS).

The course will address youth specific developmental and systemic issues.

The blended learning course comprises of two components - beginning with eLearning modules (part 1), followed by a full day face-to-face workshop (part 2).

QC28 YEARS will be suitable for both new clinicians commencing clinical practice and experienced practitioners seeking to update and consolidate their practice framework with contemporary understanding of supporting suicidal people.

Delivery Mode Duration Hours of active learning Category Cost
Blended
1 full day + 2 hours eLearning 8:30 Subsidised Fee Schedule.pdf

More information about this course is available in the handout: QC28 Youth: Engage, Assess, Respond to, and Support Suicidal People - Course handout

QC30 Violence Risk Assessment and Management is a blended training product. QC30 focuses on supporting clinicians’ working knowledge and application of the Tier 2 component of the Violence risk assessment and management framework – mental health services (the Framework). The three-tiered approach to violence risk assessment and management within the Framework is based on a formalised governance structure which supports clinician assessment and management of violence risk with their consumers.

QC30 has been designed to provide learners with the content and process knowledge they will need to complete Tier 2 violence risk assessment and management planning within the Violence risk assessment and management framework – mental health services.

Delivery Mode Duration Hours of active learning Category Cost
Blended 5.5 hours workshop and 4 hours eLearning 9:30 Subsidised Fee Schedule.pdf

More information about this course is available in the handout: QC30 Violence Risk Assessment and Management - Course handout

Video link

This video introduces and describes the Queensland Health Violence risk assessment and management framework – mental health services (the Framework). The video presents information about the three-tiered approach to violence risk assessment and response within the Framework, the purpose and principles of the Framework, how the Framework will be implemented, and clinical roles and responsibilities.

The video runs for approximately 20 minutes.

A transcript of the video can be downloaded here.

(Adapted from QC2 Engage, Assess, Respond to, and Support Suicidal People)

Contemporary suicide prevention models will be presented to enhance understanding and responses to suicidal behaviours of individuals across the lifespan.

Session One (4 hours) develop a greater understanding of working with suicidal people and assessing risk and protective factors and implications for care planning.

Session Two (4 hours) develop skills in assessing suicidal intent and prevention-orientated risk summary and managing acute risk.

This course is aimed at both new clinicians and experienced practitioners seeking to update, refresh or consolidate their practice framework with suicidal people.

Delivery Mode Duration Hours of active learning Category Cost
Blended 2 four-hour sessions + 2 hours eLearning 9:30 Subsidised None

More information about the course content including anticipated learning outcomes, can be found in the QC2 course handout: QC2 Engage, Assess, Respond to, and Support Suicidal People - Course handout

(Adapted from QC28 Youth: Engage, Assess, Respond to, and Support Suicidal People)

Contemporary suicide prevention models will be presented to enhance understanding and responses to suicidal behaviours of children and young people. Participants will be provided with opportunities to consider the specific developmental needs of suicidal children and young people by working through relevant case examples within the sessions.

Session One (4 hours) develop a greater understanding of working with suicidal children and young people and risk and protective factors and implications for care planning.

Session Two (4 hours) develop skills in assessing suicidal intent and prevention-orientated risk summary and managing acute risk.

This course is aimed at both early career and experienced practitioners seeking to update, refresh or consolidate their practice framework for engaging with suicidal children and young people.

Delivery Mode Duration Hours of active learning Category Cost
Blended 2 four-hour sessions + 2 hours eLearning 9:30 Subsidised None

More information about the course content including anticipated learning outcomes, can be found in the QC28 course handout: QC28 Youth: Engage, Assess, Respond to, and Support Suicidal People - Course handout

Suicide Risk Assessment and Management in Emergency Department Settings (SRAM-ED) Foundational training is a blended learning course comprising of two eLearning modules and a face-to-face workshop. This course is designed to enhance the knowledge and skills of clinicians’ working in emergency department settings with patients who are at risk of suicide. The two eLearning modules are prerequisites to attending the face-to-face foundational workshop.

If you have not yet enrolled in the face-to-face workshop you will need to register your interest with your local trainer.

Delivery Mode Duration Hours of active learning Cost
Blended 1 hour (eLearning) 1:00 None

Suicide Risk Assessment and Management in Emergency Department Settings (SRAM-ED) Foundational + Advanced training is a blended learning course comprising of four eLearning modules and a face-to-face workshop. This course is designed to enhance the knowledge and skills of clinicians’ working in emergency department settings with patients who are at risk of suicide. The four eLearning modules are prerequisites to attending the face-to-face workshop.

If you have not yet enrolled in the face-to-face workshop you will need to register your interest with your local trainer.

Delivery Mode Duration Hours of active learning Cost
Blended 2 hours (eLearning) 2:00 None

Foundational + Advanced

Gold Coast Suicide Prevention Pathway Training is a blended learning course comprising of four eLearning modules and a full day face-to-face workshop. This course is designed to enhance the knowledge and skills of clinicians working in a Gold Coast Mental Health Service to support their work with patients at risk of suicide. This training also supports the implementation of the “Suicide Prevention Pathway”. The four eLearning modules take approximately 30 minutes each to complete and are pre-requisites to attending the face-to-face workshop. This training is a modification of the Suicide Risk Assessment and Management in Emergency Department Settings (SRAM-ED) training. The training in the first 3 modules will make reference to Emergency Departments, however the skills are transferable to all settings. Module 4 specifically addresses the Gold Coast Suicide Prevention Pathway.

Delivery Mode Duration Hours of active learning Cost
Blended 2 hours (eLearning) 2:00 None