Creating a healthier, better connected Gippsland.

Advanced Training in Suicide Prevention

Program Outline:

This workshop aims to increase health professionals’ skill and confidence in taking a detailed suicide history and developing a collaborative management plan to increase the safety of people planning suicide. It also provides practical tools for health professionals managing the full spectrum of suicide risk presentations including the acute suicidal crisis, care after a suicide attempt and assisting families experiencing suicide bereavement.

Please note that this workshop discusses suicide, and we understand this can be a difficult topic to discuss, especially for people who have lived experience of suicide or suicidality. We ask you to take care of your mental health and wellbeing when deciding to attend this workshop.


  • 40 Accredited Activity CPD points (RACGP)
  • 4 Performance review, 4 Educational Activity PRPD (ACRRM)
  • Mental Health CPD (GPMHSC)
  • 1 MOPS point
  • 6 hours CPD (Psychologists)

This workshop is eligible for one day of funding under the Emergency Medicine component of the Rural Procedural Grants Program (GPs).  Prerequisites:  Completion of predisposing activity

Suitable for:  GP Registrars, GPs, Multi-disciplinary, Psychologists, Social Workers, Other mental health professionals

Topics Covered:

Topic 1 – Suicide and Stigma
Topic 2 – The Suicidal Crisis
Topic 3 – Acute Management
Topic 4 – After the attempt
Topic 5 – Bereaved by Suicide

Learning Objectives:

  • Undertake a suicide risk assessment effectively
  • Develop a collaborative safety plan
  • Implement a team approach to treatment planning
  • Provide effective management following a suicide attempt
  • Respond to the needs of people bereaved by suicide


Brought to you by:

This training has been subsidised by a generous philanthropic grant aimed at improving mental health in rural and regional areas across Australia.  A contribution of $75 is required at time of registration.