Everyone has a role to play in suicide prevention.
Community suicide prevention training aims to teach individuals the warnings signs of a suicide crisis and how to respond. These trainings are not recommended for individuals recently bereaved by suicide, as it is not a therapy or support group, rather an education session to learn how to support others.
People who are experiencing suicidal thoughts may not be able to communicate their distress directly, and so warning signs may be missed or misinterpreted. And sometimes even when we know someone else is struggling, we hesitate to offer support because of worrying about saying the wrong thing or not knowing how to best help them.
Training in suicide prevention gives people the knowledge and skills to identify those who are at risk of suicide, provide them with immediate support, and connect them with services.
Whether you work in a health service, are a member of the community, or work in any other type of business, there is training that will help you feel confident to play your role in preventing suicides.
Community Suicide Prevention Training
Community suicide prevention aims to help you recognise warning signs for suicide, start a conversation and how to respond.
LivingWorks Education Australia (Free)
Training For Healthcare Professionals
Training for health professionals can give clinicians the skills, confidence and practical tools they need to provide effective care for people struggling with suicidality.
Question Persuade Refer (QPR)
QPR training will provide you with:
- knowledge and skills to identify warning signs that someone may be suicidal
- confidence to talk to them about suicidal thoughts
- connect them with professional care