Just like CPR, QPR is an emergency response to someone in crisis and can save lives. QPR is a self-guided online training program that aims to teach people to recognise the warning signs of a suicide crises and how to respond following three simple steps: Question, Persuade, and Refer.
Many of us are in regular contact with people who are at risk of suicide without knowing it. People who are experiencing suicidal thoughts may not be able to communicate their distress directly, and so warning signs may be missed or misinterpreted.
Whilst there are many training programs that deliver skills in mental health awareness, Question-Persuade Refer (QPR) has the most and strongest evidence for building skills to help with a suicidal crisis.
QPR training is being offered to the Gold Coast Community as part of the Gold Coast Joint Regional Plan for Mental Health, Alcohol and other Drugs and Suicide Prevention and the Gold Coast Suicide Prevention Community Action Plan.
Gold Coast Primary Health Network is giving away a limited number of QPR online licences to Gold Coast residents, at no cost to participants.
Duration: 1-2 hours self paced online training
Key components covered:
Recognition: Upon completion of the course, participants will receive a certificate.
Everyone has a role to play in suicide prevention. By increasing the number of people trained in the community we can build a local safety net.
Claim your QPR license by filling in the form below. Please note: Licences are only available to Gold Coast residents.