What is Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper Training?
Suicide prevention gatekeeper training seeks to develop individuals' "...knowledge, attitudes and skills to identify (those) at risk, determine levels of risk, and make referrals when necessary” (Gould et al., 2003).
Sally is a Master Trainer in QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) and Working Minds and a SafeTalk Trainer, evidence-based/informed methodologies for training lay people on how to identify someone experiencing suicidal despair, to engage in compassionate conversation, and to connect to qualified mental health resources. These trainings are otherwise known as suicide prevention gatekeeper trainings.
Working Minds: Suicide Prevention in the Workplace
Sally offers an 8-hour Working Minds Train-the-Trainer Certification Course for groups of 10-30 people. Working Minds trains organizations and workplace partners to proactively address the early warning signs of suicide in the workplace. Just as organizations have realized they can help reduce heart disease by encouraging exercise, they can also reduce suicide by promoting mental health and encouraging early identification and intervention. This training will educate and equip businesses with tools to address mental health and suicide concerns within the workplace.
This 8-hour training gives participants the tools to deliver the 2-hour Working Minds training in the community. After completing the course, trainers are able to give participants the tools to identify people at risk and respond to a crisis. The cost of the training includes:
8-hour T4T session
Working Minds PowerPoint
Access to Trainer Portal
Working Minds Wallet Card
Working Minds Magnet
What people are saying:
“[Sally is a] great instructor with deep knowledge of a narrow, specialized field of great importance to human life. She is able to inspire audiences to action and uses her leadership skills to great effect.”
-Dr. Paul Quinnett, CEO & Founder, QPR Institute