headspace SAFEMinds and Suicide Risk Continuum Training

SAFEMinds provides primary and secondary educators and school staff with training and resources to promote early mental health interventions, engage parents, and streamline mental health referrals.

  • Tier: Tier 2: Early Intervention cohort specific support
  • Type of intervention: Therapeutic programs
  • Strength of evidence: Registered professional
  • Geographic location: State-wide

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.

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

Program details

Target audience
  • Capacity building for primary school staff
  • Capacity building for secondary school staff
Program providerheadspace
Delivery mode
  • Face-to-face
  • Online

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.


  • Item cost: Free
  • Detailed cost: Free