Advance Training in Suicide Prevention

02 Dec 2022
09:00 AM - 05:00 PM


Available to
Practice Nurses
Allied Health Providers
General Practitioners
Health and Social Service providers
Allied Health Practitioners
Alcohol and Other Drug Worker
Mental Health Worker

Continuing Professional Development

• RACGP: 40 Accredited CPD Activity Points

Event Location
North Western Melbourne PHN
Level 1, 369 Royal Parade

Mental health
Suicide prevention

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.

The workshop 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.

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

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 outcomes:

By the end of this session you will be able to:

  • 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.

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.

Prerequisites - Completion of predisposing activity

Continuing Professional Development

• RACGP: 40 Accredited CPD Activity Points 

• ACRRM: PDP - 4 Performance review, 4 Educational Activity points, 1 MOPS points

• GPMHSC: Mental Health CPD (GPs) 

• 6 hours CPD (Psychologists) 

• Endorsed by the Aust. College of Nursing for 6 hours CPD (Nurses)