What is QPR?

Question Persuade and Refer (QPR) is an evidence-based training which provides:

  • Knowledge and skills to identify warning signs that someone may be suicidal
  • Confidence to talk to them about suicidal thoughts
  • Connect them with professional care
How long does the training take to complete?

The self-paced session takes 60-90 minutes on average to complete and does not need to be completed in a single sitting – you can take as long as you like and take a break as need.

What will the training cover?

QPR online covers the following content:

  • Common myths and misconceptions about suicide
  • Warning signs of suicide (Direct verbal, indirect verbal, behavioural, situational)
  • How to ask the suicide question (direct and less direct methods)
  • How to persuade someone to stay alive
  • How to refer individuals to help
How do I access the training?

QPR online licences can be accessed by contacting Hayley Colyer hcolyer@countrysaphn.com.au. You will then be provided with:

  • Username
  • Password
  • Link to QPR online training website

If you are having difficulties logging into your account, please contact hcolyer@countrysaphn.com.au.

What resources will I need to complete the training?

All you need to complete QPR online is your username/password and access to a computer or mobile device with internet connection.

Suicide prevention training can bring up strong emotions. How are people supported to seek help if they need it?

At all times during the QPR online training there will be a Need Help option which will refer the participant to support lines.

I have recently been personally affected by suicide. Is it safe for me to do the training?

Community suicide prevention training aims to teach individuals the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to respond. QPR training is not recommended for individuals recently bereaved by suicide, as it is not a therapy or support group, rather an education session to learn how to support others.

If you or someone you know is in need of more urgent care, please contact:

  • Lifeline on 13 11 14
  • Beyondblue Support Service on 1300 224 365
  • or visit Seek Help for more information