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Central Coast Advanced Suicide Prevention Category 1

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Gosford Golf Club

22 Racecourse Road

Gosford, NSW 2250

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40 CPD Points

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People with suicidal behaviour frequently visit primary care physicians in the weeks or days before suicide. Up to 45 per cent of individuals who died by suicide saw their GP within one month prior to their death and up to 20 per cent saw their GP within one week before their death.

The PHN is working with the Black Dog Institute’s Lifespan project to provide access to quality, evidenced based suicide prevention training and patient screening to increase skills and confidence of GPs and Practice Nurses to detect and manage at-risk patients.

Research has shown that excellent primary health can significantly decrease deaths and attempts (between 22 per cent and 73 per cent), particularly when the care is integrated into a multifaceted suicide prevention program.

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Our new workshop aims to increase health professionals skill and confidence in taking a detailed suicide history and developing a collaborative management plan to increase the safety of people planning suicide. The workshop provides practical tools for health professionals managing the full
spectrum of suicide risk presentations including the acute suicidal crisis, care after a suicide attempt and assisting families experiencing suicide bereavement.

This is a category 1, 40 points CPD event.


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