Graduate Certificate in Managing Youth Self-Harm and Suicide

What will I study?


In this course you will learn about the epidemiology of self-harm and suicide in young people, key features of suicidal processes, principles of assessing the risk of self-harm and suicide-related behaviours, and evidence-based approaches to prevent, monitor and manage self-harm and suicide risk in clinical and community settings.

After establishing a foundation in youth mental health, you will learn the fundamental principles and strategies underlying youth-friendly practice, how to best conduct risk assessments and determine the needs of families and primary carers, and learn how to understand - and help prevent - youth self-harm and suicidal behaviour.

Course structure

The Graduate Certificate in Managing Youth Self-Harm and Suicide is a part-time 12-month course, consisting of four subjects. You must complete all four to earn this qualification.


Students should expect to commit around 170 hours per subject, including 20-30 hours of online lectures, presentations, readings and discussion.

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