Suicide Prevention Training – Men aged 45+

Lifeline South Coast is working to reduce suicide by supporting people to develop the skills and knowledge required to identify those showing suicidal warning signs, respond in an effective and safe way, and refer them to the appropriate services to prevent suicide.


Lifeline South Coast is currently being funded by NSW Health to deliver free suicide prevention training known as Gatekeeper Training. The training is contextualised towards supporting men aged 45 years and older, acknowledging that 75% of those who take their own life are male, and that of working aged men (20 - 69), those at the highest risk of dying by suicide are men aged 45+. As such, NSW Health funded places for Gatekeeper training are available to those living within the South Coast region, and who are:

  • Men aged 45-years and older; or
  • Working or volunteering with men in this age group; or
  • Working or volunteering within an organisation that has a high number of men aged 45+.

Delivered over four sessions, Gatekeeper training achieves the following outcomes:

  • Session 1 – Raising awareness of suicide in Australia
  • Session 2 – Understanding risk and our attitudes around suicide
  • Session 3 – Responding to someone at risk of suicide
  • Wellbeing Workshop – Building individual and collective resilience

Funded by NSW Health.

If you have any questions or would like to enquire about facilitating Gatekeeper training in your workplace, please email

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.