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Event Series Event Series: Gatekeeper Suicide Prevention Training
May 17

Gatekeeper Suicide Prevention Training

17/05/2023 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm


Improving and developing skills to better recognise and support vulnerable people is an important part of suicide prevention.


Gatekeeper Suicide Prevention training is a two-day workshop designed for workers in the human services whose roles bring them into regular contact with people at risk of suicide. It aims to increase knowledge and understanding of suicidal behaviour in order to increase participant’s capacity to respond effectively to those in need.

This workshop aims to help participants:

• Gain an understanding of the problem of suicide

• Identify suicide risk

• Provide a framework for risk assessment and intervention

• Develop appropriate intervention skills

• Understand the limits to confidentiality

• Understand the importance of consultation

• Gain an understanding of self-harming behaviour

• Gain an understanding of the link between mental disorders and suicidal behaviours

• Understand the importance of postvention

PLEASE NOTE: We acknowledge that attending a workshop that discusses suicide may bring up difficult and distressing emotions for people, especially for those who have been personally or professionally impacted by suicide. Therefore, we ask that you consider whether this is an appropriate time for you to attend a session before registering. If you are uncertain or wish to discuss further you are encouraged to contact the Gatekeeper Coordinator Education at gatekeepersuicideprevention@education.wa.edu.au or Suicide Prevention Coordinators on suicideprevention.southwest@sjog.org.au