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Suicide Prevention Training for Pharmacists

Suicide Prevention Training
Facilitated by:
The Black Dog Institute
Date and time:
Wednesday 10 April - 6:30pm to 9:00pm
Online via Zoom
Tasmanian based pharmacists/pharmacy assistants/pharmacy students.

Suicide has a devastating impact on families, friends and whole communities. Pharmacists, due to their role and their accessibility in the community, have the potential to play a key role in recognising the signs and symptoms of suicide, restricting means and keeping the person safe until support is available. This Suicide Prevention Training for Pharmacists is an interactive, cased based workshop enabling peer discussion alongside the development of practical skills to implement.

This training aims to increase pharmacists’ skills and confidence in:

• Recognising signs warranting further exploration for suicidality

• Talking with someone who may display suicidal signs and symptoms

• Understanding of the various referral options.

This activity has been accredited for 2.5 hours of Group 1 CPD (or 2.5 CPD credits), suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan, which can be converted 2.5 hours of Group 2 CPD (5 CPD credits) upon successful completion of relevant assessment activities.

Topics Covered:

• Prevalence of Suicide
• Risk factors, warning sign and symptoms
• Having conversations about suicide
• Support and resources

The proposed learning objectives for the session are that at the end of the session participants will be able to:

• Recognise the prevalence of suicide in the context of pharmacy
• Identify risk factors and warning sign of someone that may have suicidal thoughts
• Prepare for a conversation with someone who may display suicidal signs and symptoms