Suicide Prevention Training for Pharmacists | Black dog Institute

Suicide Prevention Training for Pharmacists

  • Duration
    2.5 hours 
  • Program Outline
    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.

    Please note: This training is being provided as part of a project funded by Primary Health Tasmania to explore the role of pharmacists in suicide prevention. The project includes a research and evaluation component to measure outcomes from the interventions to help inform future actions.
    Curtin University Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC) has approved this study (HREC number XX/XXXX). Should you wish to discuss the study with someone not directly involved, in particular, any matters concerning the conduct of the study or your rights as a participant, or you wish to make a confidential complaint, you may contact the Ethics Officer on (08) 9266 9223 or the Manager, Research Integrity on (08) 9266 7093 or email
  • Topics Covered
    Prevalence of Suicide
    • Risk factors, warning sign and symptoms 
    • Having conversations about suicide
    • Support and resources
  • Learning Objectives
    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
    • Practice a conversation with someone who may display suicidal signs and symptoms
    • Increase awareness of support and resources on suicidality
    Refer to referral pathways to keep someone safe


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