Mental illness affects vast numbers of Australians with some choosing to take their own lives.
Nursing staff play an important part in helping to prevent suicide. Training on suicide prevention is an important skill for nurses who are often in a position to intervene. Care · Collaborate · Connect is a suicide prevention online training program for health students and professionals. It is aimed at equipping them with the knowledge, attitudes, skills, and confidence to work with people who are distressed, including those who have thoughts of suicide.
Modules are completed sequentially. Read the introductions before starting the training.
Suicide Prevention and Awareness Training VideoTRIGGER WARNING
This video was created for use in training those interested in suicide awareness, prevention, and intervention services. Peer helpers, school counselors & teachers, social workers, nurses, coaches, parents, and anyone else concerned with the topic of suicidality and the reduction of deaths by suicide.
How Emergency Departments Can Help Prevent Suicide among At-Risk Patients: Five Brief InterventionsThis nine-minute video describes the unique role that emergency department (ED) professionals can play in preventing suicide by providing five brief interventions prior to discharge.
Stigma - Mental Health DocumentarySuicide is one of the leading causes of death amongst Australian males. How are we supposed to solve this issue, if we can’t even talk about it? This documentary scratches the surface of stigma and discrimination against mental health, and the repercussions in which it causes. Australia Day Young Hero of the Year, Rick Gatenby, shares his story and creation of innovative online aid for his local youth in Western Sydney’s ‘Hills District’. By sharing his own personal struggles through depression and suicide, his online writing & presence have become a role model, inspiration and friend to those in need. His ideas surrounding overcoming stigma in the digital age gain credibility when Greg Pearson, highly renowned Psychiatrist, adds his professional opinion to the conversation.
Producer, Director & DP - Kyle James
Camera & Audio - Luca Fox & Gabriel Koschier
Assistant Producer - Andrea Nicholson
Interview - Rick Gatenby & Gregory Pearson
Editor - Kyle James
SFX & Animation - Kyle James & Michael Snow
Audio Post Production - Reuben Michael Beddoe
Marketing Audio - Will Anderberg
Assistant Designer - Andrea Romagna
Voice Actors - Michael Snow, Georgia Franck, Simon Goodwin, Jarad Moore, James Patterson
Music Score - Ian Post
Beyond Blue is working on reducing the tragic suicide toll by informing people at risk of suicide or who have attempted to take their life with support options, and providing practical advice for people worried about someone they think might be suicidal on how to help.
Everyone in the workplace should learn about the warning signs for suicide and how to spot if a workmate could be at risk. If you’re concerned about someone at work, start by asking if they’re OK.
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