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Suicide Awareness Training – Indigenous

Indigenous tailored QPR training is designed for participants to learn how to identify and appropriately respond to Indigenous peoples showing suicidal warning signs, and refer them to professional help to prevent suicide.

Description

Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) training is a short course that equips attendees with the skills needed to recognise those who may be contemplating suicide, so that they can both respond in a supportive manner and refer them towards professional help.

Indigenous peoples die by suicide at twice the rate of the general population of Australia which demonstrates a significant need for tailored suicide prevention and support services.

This tailored QPR training supports participants to develop an understanding of the historical, social, and cultural factors that contribute towards high rates of suicide.

Underpinned by an understanding of the individual and cultural aspects of Indigenous communities, the training empowers participants to realise the role they can play in suicide prevention – supporting them to recognise someone at risk of suicide, respond in a culturally sensitive way, and refer the person to appropriate services and resources. 

The training is interactive, encouraging attendees to feel comfortable to ask questions and engage in learning activities in a culturally safe space.

This program is funded through the generous support of the shared State Government-Club Industry program ClubGRANTS

The ClubGRANTS scheme is funded by a 2.25% gaming machine tax rebate provided by the State Government to those registered clubs with gaming machine profits in excess of $1 million per annum.

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.