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Wesley LifeForce Suicide Prevention training workshops

This Active Learning Module has been approved by the RACGP QI & CPD Program for 40 Category 1 points. It is also accredited by the ACRRM for 6 PRPD and 4 core points. The APNA has also awarded this program CPD endorsement for 6 CPD hours.

 

With a 21 year history of suicide prevention support to the Australian community, Wesley LifeForce offers training that is developed using evidence-based research from health care professionals in the Australian community with input from Australian General Practitioners (GPs), General Practice Nurses and Practice Managers.

UnitingCare ReGen delivers this training in Victoria and Tasmania. ReGen is the leading alcohol and other drug treatment and education agency of UnitingCare Victoria and is also a nationally Registered Training Organisation. Our facilitators are highly experienced in therapeutic service provision as well as training development and delivery.

Refresh your skills:

Our specialised programs are designed to equip you with leading methodology and strategies in suicide awareness, prevention, intervention and reporting. To keep abreast of new developments, our programs are regularly reviewed by our national Advisory Board, consisting of leading Australian researchers and practitioners in the field.

 All training is free to attend.

 

Skills training for GPs and Practice Nurses:

As clinicians, you already have a significant understanding of the risk factors of suicide and the measures required to support those at risk. Our program enables you to deepen this knowledge while gaining Continuing Professional Development points as part of your 'active learning'.

  • comprehensive, 6-hour Active Learning Module
  • accredited by RACGP, ACRRM & APNA
  • gain a greater understanding of risk assessment, suicide prevention intervention strategies and patient support and management
  • demonstrates a strategy to provide assistance to a patient who may be considering suicide, understanding the time constraints of general practice consultations.

 

Feedback from Participants:

  • "Very informative" (participant)

  • "Enjoyable and informative" (participant)

  • "Good knowledge and facilitation style of the presenter. Thanks!" (participant)

  • "A good opportunity to reflect on/enrich practice and network with others." (participant)

  • 'Very useful information and environment... relevant and useful to our practice. Thank you.' (participant)

  • 'This workshop is very helpful and builds confidence in intervention.' (participant)

 

Book a Workshop: 

To book a workshop at your practice or in your local area, contact Kristy on  or (03) 9384-8882.

  

Free Suicide Prevention Training is also offered to General Practice Managers and Staff. The Commonwealth recommends training for this group as part of a whole-practice approach. These staff members are often the first point of contact for distressed clients. For information and bookings click here 

 

This is a Wesley Mission initiative delivered by Uniting ReGen.
Wesley LifeForce gratefully acknowledges the funding provided by the Australian Government.

 

ABN 57 996 964 406 Wesley Mission is a part of the Uniting Church in Australia