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

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


Delivery: 3 hours via face-to-face classroom or virtually via Zoom

Audience: Anyone, 16 years +

As the leading cause of death amongst Australians between the ages of 15 and 49, 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.

Although many LGBTIQ+ Australians live healthy and happy lives, research has shown that a disproportionate number experience poorer mental health outcomes and have higher risk of suicidal behaviours than their peers. With the LGBTIQ+ community having up to fourteen times higher rates of suicide attempts than the general population, and fifteen percent of lesbian, gay, and bisexual people reporting current suicidal thoughts, there is a significant need for tailored suicide prevention and support services.

LGBTIQ+ tailored Question Persuade Refer (QPR) training will help you to understand how stigma, prejudice, discrimination, and abuse impact the heightened risk of suicide within the LGBTIQ+ community, and will equip you with the skills, knowledge, and confidence to:

  • identify suicide warning signs
  • facilitate supportive conversations surrounding suicide
  • refer those at risk of suicide towards professional help.

Delivered within a convenient time frame, this contextualised QPR workshop is an excellent tool for those who work with and support people who identify as LGBTIQ+, and want to reduce suicide and suicidal behaviour amongst LGBTIQ+ people and communities.

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.