QPR stands for Question, Persuade and Refer – these 3 simple steps educate anyone to learn the indicators that can help save a life from suicide. Just as people are trained in CPR that help save thousands of lives each year, people trained in QPR learn how to recognise the warning signs of a suicide crisis and understand how to question, persuade and refer someone to help.
The QPR Institute Australia provides Australians in a range of professions with a wide variety of training courses developed by clinical psychologist, Dr Paul Quinnett and his team of experts. Courses available by QPR Institute Australia include:
- The QPR Gatekeeping Training for Suicide Prevention course, which is designed to inform and upskill the general public in being able to intervene appropriately to assist people who are at risk of suicide
- The Suicide Triage Training course, which is designed to suit youth workers, school and career guidance counsellors, pastoral care workers, mental health case managers and other welfare professionals
- Customised professional courses, which are designed to meet the practice needs of specific health and welfare professionals including nurses, GPs, veterans, pharmacists, correction officers, law enforcement officers, emergency medical services, sports coaches, clergy, and other allied health professionals.