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Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper Training for Schools

Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper Training for Schools Question Persuade and Refer (QPR) Suicide Prevention Training for School Personnel

Course Duration
2 hours total

 Clare Education Centre
 Thursday, 6th December 2018
6pm to 8pm  

Course Overview

QPR training is an internationally recognised research based, peer reviewed, heavily evaluated suicide prevention programme. This programme is now delivered worldwide by registered trainers with the QPR Institute in Spokane, Washington. Teachers and school personnel are ideally placed to identify students who may be going through a tough time. To support them initially and to refer them on for professional support and guidance.  

As a QPR-trained Gatekeeper you will learn to:
  • Recognize the warning signs of suicide
  • Know how to offer hope
  • Know how to get help and save a life
Minimum learning objectives: Participants completing the QPR School Gatekeeper Training for Suicide Prevention should on completion of the training be able to; Recognise someone at risk of suicide Recognise some warning signs/risk factors Recognise some protective factors Demonstrate increased knowledge of intervention skills Demonstrate how to ask about potential suicidal intent. By undertaking gatekeeper training you are contributing to making your school a suicide safer community.

In addition we will provide additional information booklets and leaflets from the HSE covering the following;
  • Self-Harm in Young People information booklet for teachers and parents (HSE/NOSP)
  • Self-Harm & Young People an information booklet for parents& concerned adults (HSE/NOSP)
  • Concerned about suicide? an information leaflet (HSE/NOSP)
  • Would you know what to do if someone told you they were thinking of suicide? (HSE/NOSP)
  • You Are Not Alone.  Help and advice on coping with the death of someone close (HSE/NOSP)
  • Little Things campaign
Teacher testimonies 
"This was simple and straight forward and I feel more confident now in dealing with a young person who is possibly in crisis - Thank you, this was well worth staying after school for"

"Excellent presentation, thank you for improving my knowledge of a very difficult area"

"Thank you, brilliant explanation. Really helpful"

"Many thanks, I would like to see parents and other community members  experience QPR trainning."

Accreditation Achieved

QPR Gatekeeper Certificate for Schools 

Course Properties

Course date 06-12-2018 6:00 pm
End Date 06-12-2018 8:00 pm
Capacity 30
Available place -1
Fee €10.00
Number Hours 2

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