QPR Online Gatekeeper Training

QPR Online Gatekeeper Training

Our Gatekeeper course is taught in a clear, concise format using the latest in educational technology and practices. The course takes approximately 1.5-2 hours to complete.

$39.00

90-120 Minutes 3 Years Active License Over 2,500,000 People Trained Worldwide Key components covered in training:

  • 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 behaviour
  • The warning signs of suicide
  • How to get help for someone in crisis
The Online Advantage Research has shown that self-guided online course work to be just as effective as learning QPR in a classroom. And, in areas like knowledge-retention and self-efficacy, our online course is significantly more effective. Online Gatekeeper training generally takes about 60 minutes to complete, though you are encouraged to proceed at your own pace. To reinforce training, all self-paced learners receive an enriched program review (an electronic version of the QPR booklet and printable wallet card) immediately after completing training. Recap and review emails are sent out periodically to help the learner keep the QPR training fresh in mind. Gatekeeper training cost of $39 includes the best-selling e-book Suicide: the Forever Decision by Paul Quinnett, Ph.D.

Suicide is one of the most critical health concerns, both in Australia and on a global scale. In 2015, over 3000 Australians died by suicide. For every suicide death, as many as 25 individuals will attempt suicide, and for some communities, such as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and LGBTI people, rates of suicide attempts and deaths are even higher.

Over the past decade in Australia, there has been a 20% increase in the number of suicides and suicide is the leading cause of death for Australians aged 15-44.

We also know that suicide rates of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are at least twice that of non-Indigenous Australians, and that while women make more suicide attempts, 75% of suicides are by men.

Some people in the community are particularly vulnerable, for example men aged 18 to 24 who have previously served in the Australian Defence Forces are twice as likely to die by suicide as men of the same age in the general population. Other workforces with higher risk of suicide can include those working in agricultural, transport and construction and health sectors.

Clearly, the need for QPR training across the community is very high.

You may know someone who has made a suicide attempt, or may even know someone who died by suicide. It is likely you know someone who has thought, or is thinking, about suicide.

We can all become gatekeepers.

This training is not a substitute for a university degree in counselling or other helping profession, nor can it provide the face-to-face supervised experience those in the helping professions are provided in the course of their professional career development. The program does not teach suicide risk assessment skills. Suicide risk assessment training is provided in other QPR Institute programs.

  • Participants must be at least 18 years of age
  • If employed by, or volunteering for, an organization, participants agree to accept all expectations and employment rules of their parent organisation. The QPR Institute does not vet or otherwise qualify students for this course.

Key components covered in training:

  • 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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