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Suicide Awareness Training – Diverse Genders and Sexualities (LGBTIQ+)

Learn three simple steps to support LGBTIQ+ people at risk of suicide.

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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 the LGBTIQ+ community having up to fourteen times higher rates of suicide attempts than the general population, there is a significant need for tailored suicide prevention and support services. LGBTIQ+ tailored Question Persuade Refer (QPR) training is designed for participants to learn how to identify and appropriately respond to LGBTIQ+ people showing suicidal warning signs, and refer them to professional help to prevent suicide.

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.

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.