Graduate Certificate in Managing Youth Self-Harm and Suicide

Where will this take me?


This course will give you the skills and knowledge to become a leader in your field. You will enhance your capacity to work effectively with young people and your specialised body of knowledge will help advance your career and ensure you remain at the forefront of the discipline.

Upon graduating, you will be well-placed to explore a range of exciting career opportunities and to make a profound and meaningful difference to the lives and outcomes of young people.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this course you should be able to:

  • Ground your knowledge in evidence, acquiring the expertise to effectively respond to the real-life problems of young people
  • Develop the ability to critically reflect on your own practice, fostering the skills needed to become a leader in your field.
  • Learn how to adopt the latest best practice methodologies, to make a broad and profound impact on the one in five young minds suffering from mental ill-health
  • Conduct assessments and develop formulations within the context of an assessment process that facilitates a collaborative relationship with young people
  • Describe context-specific suicide prevention approaches in primary care settings and emergency departments
  • Design a range of self-harm surveillance systems across multiple levels of health service delivery
  • Develop a framework for the assessment of the needs of families of young people experiencing mental ill-health
  • Describe evidence-based strategies for suicide prevention and postvention across a range of settings
  • Develop a formulation and safety management plan for a young person at risk of deliberate self-harm or suicide.