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Suicide prevention training for the North Brisbane and Moreton Bay region

20 June 2024
Mental health

In collaboration with key stakeholders, Brisbane North PHN is offering training opportunities for health professionals, individuals and organisations to develop proactive suicide prevention communication skills. This article shares a snapshot of how you can get involved.

Recognise and Respond – Black Dog Institute

Recognise and Respond is a one-hour online course that aims to reduce and prevent suicide in Australia. It equips you with the skills and confidence you need to have a life-saving conversation with a friend, family member or colleague who may be at risk of suicide.

People living or working in the North Brisbane or Moreton Bay region can register here and use the Enrolment Key button to enrol. Use code QLD-BNE-N-PHN.myabsorb.com.au

Visit Black Dog Institute to find out more information
Download the Recognise and Respond flyer

Communicating about suicide - Mindframe Plus

When communicating about suicide it's important to remember that suicide is a complex issue and is often not preceded by a single event or condition.

Accurate information about suicide is important to identify those who may need more support and to debunk common myths about suicide.

The PHN will join Mindframe Plus for an online workshop on communicating safely about suicide on Thursday 29 August from 9.30 am to 12.30 pm.

Residents and workers in the North Brisbane and Moreton Bay region can register for this free workshop here

Suicide prevention flyers

The PHN has developed a range of flyers covering specialist supports and services available within the North Brisbane and Moreton Bay region.

Feedback provided from our engagement with communities and organisations highlighted the need to provide people with community awareness of services available. You can download information about where you, your loved one or someone you work with can go for help.

Printable flyers are available on the My Mental Health website or via the links below:

Brisbane North PHN works with local communities, consumers, carers, health professionals, hospitals and community mental health providers to design local solutions to meet local needs. Visit our website for more information.

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