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Gatekeeper Suicide Prevention Training

Improving mental health literacy and developing skills to better recognise and support vulnerable people is an important part of suicide prevention. The Mental Health Commission encourages individuals and organisations to access accredited mental health and suicide prevention training programs.

Gatekeeper Suicide Prevention training is a two-day workshop designed for workers in the human services whose roles bring them into regular contact with people at risk of suicide. It aims to increase knowledge and understanding of suicidal behaviour in order to increase participant’s capacity to respond effectively to those in need. There are a number of ways workers and organisations can access Gatekeeper workshops:

  • The Mental Health Commission runs a series of workshops throughout the year at the Commission. Interested workers can register for events by viewing the below calendar.
  • Workshop requests. We can deliver workshops for between 12 and 24 people for appropriate organisations. For more information on accessing Gatekeeper Suicide Prevention workshops please email GatekeeperTrainingEnquiries@mhc.wa.gov.au
  • Workers in the alcohol and other drug (AOD) sector can register for Gatekeeper workshops here.
  • Department of Education, Catholic Education WA and Australian Independent Schools Association of WA workers can access the Department of Education’s Gatekeeper calendar.

If you are an accredited Gatekeeper Suicide Prevention facilitator and wish to register a workshop, please click here.

Other Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Training Programs

  • Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) The ASIST workshop is for caregivers who want to feel more comfortable, confident and competent in helping to prevent the immediate risk of suicide. Over one million caregivers have participated in this two-day, highly interactive, practical, practice-oriented workshop.
  • Mental Health First Aid is the help provided to a person developing a mental health problem or in a mental health crisis, until appropriate professional treatment is received or until the crisis resolves. The 12-hour Mental Health First Aid course is run over two days and aims to improve mental health literacy across a range of mental health conditions. There are specific programs for teenagers, young people, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and some ethnic communities.

Calendar of Gatekeeper Workshops at the Mental Health Commission

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Please note: Due to COVID-19 restrictions we will be running events with reduced numbers. In order to manage this as equitably as possible, we will be closing events when we have sufficient registrations that meet the target audience. We encourage everyone to register for events they are interested in as soon as possible.

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