The outcome of the Lishman Health Foundation sponsored Suicide Prevention project was the development of an on-line multi-media training programme for GPs.
The program trains GPs to manage suicidal patients.
An assessment of existing services (also funded by the Lishman Health Foundation) found that
- 75% of GPs had not undertaken suicide prevention training in the last three years
- fewer than 50% of GPs could identify early warning signs of suicidal intent and
- fewer than 10% of GP’s consider current inter-professional collaboration as adequate in the management of the suicidal patient.
The online training program is accredited by the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners as a CPD Accredited Activity until the 29th February 2020. Upon completion of the training program, GPs will receive 40 CPD (Continued Professional Development) points in the RACGP CPD 2020-2022 Triennium (Activity Number 186493).