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Suicide Awareness Training – Indigenous

Learn three simple steps to support First Nations people at risk of suicide.

Description

As the leading cause of death amongst Australians between the ages of 15 and 44, suicide has a devastating impact on individuals, families, workplaces, and entire communities. Community awareness, connections, and resilience are critical to suicide prevention, recognising the important role of the wider population in building mentally healthy communities that are well-networked and resourceful.

With Indigenous people dying by suicide at twice the rate of the general population, there is a significant need for tailored suicide prevention and support services. Underpinned by an understanding of the individual and cultural aspects of Indigenous communities, this tailored Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) training supports participants to develop an understanding of the historical, social, and cultural factors that contribute towards high rates of suicide.

QPR training is a short workshop that equips attendees with the skills required to recognise those who may be contemplating suicide, so that they can both respond in a supportive manner and refer them towards professional help. Delivered within a convenient time frame, QPR is an excellent tool for people who want to become alert to the dangers of suicide, develop the confidence to talk about suicidal thoughts, and be able to connect people at risk to professional care.

This program is funded through the generous support of the shared State Government-Club Industry program ClubGRANTS

For 24-hour telephone crisis support, call Lifeline on 13 11 14

If life is in danger, call 000

Lifeline South Coast would like to acknowledge the lives that have been lost to suicide. We are committed to supporting those with a lived experience of suicide and aim to reduce the stigma around seeking help for poor mental health and suicidal crisis.