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eLearning | Suicide Preparedness Training

July 4, 2023 - December 31, 2024

This interactive and cost-effective course equips you to confidently navigate conversations with individuals considering suicide. Explore simple steps to recognise warning signs, ask the right questions, and provide effective support. Remember, your role is crucial, too. Gain insights on self-care during and after these conversations.

What Is Suicide Preparedness Training?

Suicide preparedness training is a type of program that provides individuals with the tools they need to evaluate whether a person is considering or at risk of suicide and provide a model with regard to the next steps.

This type of training teaches participants how to speak to someone who is thinking of suicide effectively — using a suicidal narrative rather than a traditional suicide risk averse response. It also helps them create a safety plan to support the person to stay safe and engage in help-seeking, should suicide become a concern again.

Our suicide preparedness program is unique because it is individualised. It takes each person’s history, life circumstances, and culture into account and doesn’t offer a one-size-fits-all approach to addressing their mental health. 

Estimated completion time: 1 hour (more with optional resources). Progress is auto-saved, allowing flexible learning. Ensure an optimal experience by updating your browser and enabling pop-ups. This course is optimised for desktops, laptops, and tablets.


Important Content Warning! This program delves into challenging topics that may evoke sadness, distress, or trigger traumatic memories, especially for those who have experienced abuse, violence, or childhood trauma.

We acknowledge that these reactions can be overwhelming. If you require support, please use the resources tab in the training for a comprehensive list of available assistance. We strongly encourage you to connect with a professional for further guidance and assistance. Remember, you’re not alone on this journey.


Who Should Complete this Training?

Professionals and members of the community at large have all found great value in “Suicide Preparedness” eLearning course over the years. Nurses, physicians, mental health professionals, pharmacists, teachers, counsellors, youth workers, police, first responders, correctional staff, school support staff, clergy, people leaders, and volunteers have all found that this training complements their existing training and knowledge. Ultimately, our eLearning course is developed on the principle that everyone can make a difference in preventing suicide.


If you would like to purchase this off-the-shelf training and have unlimited access to the course for 12 months, click here: https://wpielearning.com.au/courses/suicide-preparedness/



Terms and Conditions
1) eLearning purchases are non-refundable.


July 4, 2023
December 31
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WorkPlace Interventions
03 9346 9832
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WorkPlace Interventions
Level 11/456 Lonsdale Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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03 9346 9832
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