Suicide Awareness Training – Men aged 45+

Develop the knowledge, skills, and confidence needed to identify men at risk of suicide, facilitate safe and supportive conversations, and refer them towards help.


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 within a convenient 3-hour time frame, this contextualised Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) training will help you to develop the skills, knowledge, and confidence to:

  • understand male help-seeking behaviour and identify men at risk of suicide
  • facilitate supportive conversations surrounding suicide
  • refer those at risk of suicide towards professional help.

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

This training is funded by NSW Health.

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.