Suicide Prevention Training for Pharmacists - Black Dog Institute

Duration2.5 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.


Accreditation number: CX20047

This activity has been accredited for 2.5 hours of Group 1 CPD (or 2.5 CPD credits), suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan, which can be converted 2.5 hours of Group 2 CPD (2.5 CPD credits) upon successful completion of relevant assessment activities.

 Topics Covered

• Prevalence of Suicide

• Risk factors, warning sign and symptoms 

• Having conversations about suicide

• Support and resources

Start date

Wednesday, February 24 2021 at 10:00am

End date

Wednesday, February 24 2021 at 12:30am