QPR is a suicide prevention training program that stands for ‘Question, Persuade and Refer’.
Three simple steps that anyone can quickly learn to help save a life from suicide.
People considering suicide often feel very isolated and alone. They may feel that nobody can help them or understand their pain. When unable to see any other way of dealing with pain, suicide may seem to be a way out.
Recognising the warning signs of suicide and learning the skills to help save a life is something that everyone should learn.
Just as people trained in CPR help save thousands of lives each year, people trained in QPR learn how to recognise the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to question, persuade and refer someone to help.
QPR Training includes:
• Myths and facts about suicide
• Some warning signs of suicide
• How to apply QPR
• How to offer hope and support
QPR was written by Dr Paul Quinnett, PhD, a clinical psychologist and trainer with over 35 years experience. QPR training can be accessed through our online Gatekeeper course that takes approximately one hour to complete. As a QPR-trained Gatekeeper, you will learn to identify the warning signs of suicide, learn how to apply QPR and also how to offer effective hope and support to people in crisis. The QPR material is ‘user friendly’, engaging and easy to digest, whilst constantly reinforcing the key messages.
This course is provided free of charge to residents of Australia only.
The Salvation Army Hope For Life Program gratefully acknowledges the financial assistance of the Australian Government Department of Health through the National Suicide Prevention Strategy.