Responding to the Risk of Suicide
“I learned how to act and assist a person with suicidal thoughts. To be comfortable asking direct and closed questions, to create a safety plan and to acknowledge the persons pain”
Suicide remains the leading cause of death of Australians aged 5 to 44 and it is the second leading cause of death among those aged 45 to 54 (ABS). In 2015 suicide accounted for 103,442 years of life lost making it the leading cause of premature death in Australia (ABS).
You can make a profound difference in the life of someone else. Simple effective interventions can save lives. Suicide is a complex social issue which profoundly affects families, friends, colleagues, and communities. People from all walks of life and of all ages take their own lives.
Who is this for?
This 1 day course is for frontline mental health support workers, and community members who support someone at risk of suicide. We also encourage managers and team leaders to attend this course to enhance their understanding of practice issues and to support service outcomes.