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Assess and Respond to Suicide

Developed by Optimal Health – the Assess and Respond to Suicide program will provide insight into the impact of suicide in Australia, how to support people you’re concerned about and how to make sure your own mental health is protected in the process.

While suicide remains the leading cause of avoidable death for people aged 15-44, we can play a part to help prevent it.


What are the benefits of Assess and Respond to Suicide?

This course will teach you the tools needed to confidently know how to start a conversation with someone you’re concerned about, and learn how to support them to access professional help.

What is covered in Assess and Respond to Suicide?

The Assess and Respond to Suicide course will provide you with the tools to:

  • Understand the risk factors
  • Identify the warning signs

  • Attend to the warning signs

  • Apply Psychological First Aid

  • Engage in self-care


How do I access Assess and Respond to Suicide?

This course is available face to face or virtually across NSW. Course duration is generally 9am-4pm (seven hours), for up to 16 people and requires active participation.

The Assess and Respond to Suicide course is $300 +GST for individuals, or $4,000 +GST for groups

Contact us via the information below to register your interest. We may be able to tailor packages to meet your needs.

A certificate of attendance will be provided upon completion.


About the trainer

Tim Carr, Marathon Health Training and Engagement Officer, has qualifications in both direct care, and management in community and sub-acute mental health settings. Tim has experience with clients who have severe and enduring mental health concerns and associated behaviour. 

Tim has 12 years of experience in the mental health and wellbeing industry.


More information

Register your interest or find out when the next workshop is available:


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