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Suicide Awareness Training – Question Persuade Refer (QPR)

Learn three simple steps to support those at risk of suicide.

Description

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.

Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) training will help you to develop 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 3-hour time frame, QPR is an excellent tool for those 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.