General practitioners play a critical role in the recognition, prevention and treatment of suicidal behaviour. However, the concerns that a patient presents with may have little to do with mental health. GPs are in a unique position to identify clinically salient factors and warning signs in patients and provide treatment and relief.
Where suicide is concerned, the process of diagnosis, treatment and follow-up can be challenging for non-specialists. The ‘Identification of Suicide Risk in General Practice’ online learning modules provides GPs with a structured and practical assessment and intervention framework for reducing those challenges.
The ‘Identification of Suicide Risk in General Practice’ modules have been developed as an outcome of the Lishman Health Foundation’s funding of a collaborative suicide prevention project with Edith Cowan University.
WA GP Education and Training provided funds to the Foundation to update the modules in 2020. The update is now complete with RACGP accreditation until 2023.
The online training program is accredited by the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners as a CPD Accredited Activity. Upon completion of the training program, GPs will receive 40 CPD (Continued Professional Development) points (Activity Number 186493).
Completion of modules 1, 2 & 3: Activity Number 186493, 40 CPD points.