Suicide Prevention Training Available to East Gippslanders

 

Suicide prevention.

Are you equipped to make a positive difference in the life of someone you know?

BRHS staff and all healthcare workers in East Gippsland are invited to attend two important education opportunities on suicide prevention.

QPR Training

The Gippsland Primary Health Network, in partnership with the Black Dog Institute and the Department of Health and Human Services, is offering free online training in suicide prevention to help you identify the warning signs of someone at risk, give you the confidence to speak to them about their thoughts, and provide you with the tools to connect them with professional care.

The training is offered by QPR (Question, Persuade and Refer) and is a short (60-90 minute), self-paced course you can do from home.

All people living, working or studying in Gippsland are eligible for the free registration.

This course is suitable for people that have not completed any prior training in suicide prevention or Mental Health First Aid.

To access the course, simply follow the steps below:

Navigate to: lifespan.qprtraining.com/setup

Enter the organisation code GIPPS

Select Create Account

Complete and submit the student registration form using your usual email address

QPR will display and email your newly created Username and Password

Participants can log in to begin training at lifespan.qprtraining.com

 

Wesley LifeForce Suicide Prevention Training

Wesley Mission has been a leader in the field of suicide prevention for many years, having founded the Lifeline movement in 1963. Wesley LifeForce was established in 1995 by Reverend Bob Dunlop, a former Minister of Wesley Mission, in response to the growing number of youth suicides in Australia.

Since 1995 more than 40,000 people throughout Australia have participated in Wesley LifeForce suicide prevention workshops.

The Wesley LifeForce gatekeeper training programs are designed to equip participants with the skills, knowledge and confidence to perform a successful suicide intervention and to be familiar with national, state and local referral services that may provide assistance and support to the person at risk.

The workshop will be conducted online over two days, August 18 and 19.

This training is free to attend for all participants.

Here’s the link to register.