Anglicare Suicide Prevention for Seniors Program
August 29th, 2022
Did you know?
Australian men aged 85 and over have the highest rate of suicide, yet are less likely to use specialty mental health services. That’s where you come in.
If you work with older people and would like to learn how to help prevent suicide, this program can provide the training you need. Run by Anglicare and funded by the Australian and NSW Governments, the Suicide Prevention for Seniors Program consists of a two-pronged approach.
1. QPR online training
This online program will teach you about the common causes of suicidal behaviour, the warning signs and how to question, persuade and refer someone who may be suicidal. It is general in nature and will equip you with the knowledge you need to move on to the workshop.
2. Online Workshop
Here you will join a Zoom workshop where we will contextualise the QPR suicide prevention training for seniors. You will learn facts about suicide in seniors, tips on how to communicate with seniors who are having thoughts of suicide and put your knowledge into action.
This program is free
This program is suited to aged care workers, retirement living staff, pharmacists, geriatricians, GP practice staff (clinical and non-clinical) and anyone who works closely with older people. You will need internet access to take part.
Fill in the enquiry form on the Anglicare website to participate.