General Practitioners

Many people experiencing suicidal thoughts or behaviours visit their GP in the weeks or days before suicide.

Equip your practice with the tools it needs to identify people in need of support for mental illness and provide evidence-based referral pathways.

Opportunities to set up the universal screening tool, StepCare, are available now.

To know more about StepCare, contact Sam Carter, Sam Carter is the Commissioning Coordinator for Suicide Prevention, Hunter New England Central Coast Primary Health Network. You can email Sam at scarter@hneccphn.com.au or phone on 1300 859 028. 

The training programs outlined in the table below are not simply about assessing a person’s level of suicide risk. These programs provide you with practical skills to treat suicidality and promote hope.

Training nameTarget AudienceDurationAccreditationAccess the training
ProfessionBodyPoints
Advanced Training in Suicide Prevention

General Practitioners (GPs)

GP registrars

GP Nurses

Mental Health Nurses

Psychologists

Social Workers

Counsellors

6 hoursGPsRACGP

Cat 1

40 points

Enquire or request training

GPsGPMHSC6 hrs CPD
GPsACRRM30 PRPD
PsychologistsAPS6 hrs CPD
Talking About Suicide in General PracticeGPs only3 hoursGPsRACGP6 hrs CPD
GPsGPMHSC3 hrs CPD
Community Suicide Prevention Training

Other Health Professionals

GP Reception staff

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