Would you know what to do if an older person you support was having thoughts of suicide?
Generally, when we think of suicide, older adults don’t come to mind. But Australian men and women aged 85 and over have the highest age-specific suicide rates. Older adults are also the least likely to use mental health services. That’s where you come in.
If you work with older people and would like to learn how to support someone experiencing thoughts of suicide, this program can provide the skills you need. Run by Anglicare and funded by the Australian and NSW Governments, the Suicide Prevention for Seniors Program is for anyone who works with or supports older people.
The Suicide Prevention for Seniors Program is QIP accredited against the Suicide Prevention Australia Standards.
This program is for aged care workers, retirement living staff, allied health staff, pharmacists, geriatricians, GP practice staff (clinical and non-clinical) and anyone who supports older people, including unpaid carers and concerned family members.
This program assumes no prior knowledge in mental health or suicide prevention and cannot be tailored for your group. You will need internet access to take part.