Type of Entry: Training
Name: QPR Gatekeeper training
Date added: 1 May 2020
Delivery type: Online
Owned by: QPR Institute
Contact: N/A
Website: QPR Gatekeeper training
Cost: Yes
Target audience: Teachers / educators
Length of training

1-2 hour session

Level of training

Suicide First Aid

  • Recognise signs of suicidality
  • Understand reasons behind thoughts of suicide
  • Engaging a person in crisis empathically
  • Offer emotional support
  • Recognise potential barriers to seeking help
  • Signpost to appropriate resources (help lines)
Core elements

This training program provides an educational bridge between research and evidenced-based best practices designed to reduce the burden of suffering associated with suicide.

The key components covered in this training are:

  • How to question, persuade and refer someone who may be suicidal
  • How to get help for yourself or learn more about preventing suicide
  • The common causes of suicidal behavior
  • The warning signs of suicide
  • How to get help for someone in crisis
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  • Cross, W.F., Seaburn, D., Gibbs, D., Schmeelk-Cone, K. et al. (2011);
    • enhanced knowledge and attitudes, 
  • Wyman, P.A., Brown, C.H. Inman, J., Cross W., et al (2008). 
Endorsed by

The aim of the ZSA Resources is to introduce users to a range of existing and new resources with a connection to supporting people with their mental health, bring awareness to and help prevent incidences of suicide.  Even though the ZSA offer their own training, this resource is presented aside other training resources to enable the user to make an informed decision over its use.

For more information on ZSA Resources, please refer to ZSA Policies.

Content last updated: 20/10/2022.

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