Central Queensland Suicide Prevention Program

FREE Access to Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) Online

Central Queensland Rural Health and Central Queensland, Wide Bay, Sunshine Coast PHN  are committed to working to achieve better outcomes on suicide prevention for communities.

The PHN is now offering free on-line suicide prevention training. We encourage you to complete the training and forward to family, friends or colleagues that you think would be interested. The number of free sessions is limited so please get in quick.

To find out more please click on https://www.ourphn.org.au/preventsuicide/ and see the information below.

The three simple steps anyone can learn in less than 1 hour to help save a life from suicide. QPR training will provide you with:

  • Knowledge and skills to identify warning signs that someone may be suicidal
  • Confidence to talk to them about suicidal thoughts
  • Connect them with professional care

If you are based within our PHN’s National Suicide Prevention Trial Site areas, please e-mail your local area contact to obtain a licence free of charge.

Click on the link above to access the training, and enter the Organisational code “SCPHN” and follow the instructions from there.


Central Queensland Rural Health has been an advocate for collaboration and integration across health services for many years. We will engage with local communities across Central Queensland (CQ) to establish strategic suicide prevention partnerships. These partnerships will enable collaboration across health services and communities to develop the CQ Suicide Prevention Plan. This plan will combine the plans for each local government area.



At the end of 2017 Central Queensland Rural Health (CQRH) received funding from the Central Queensland, Wide Bay, Sunshine Coast Primary Health Network (PHN) to lead the planning of community based suicide prevention activities.
Since then more than 270 people have been directly involved in consultation activities across six of the local government areas.
These activities have included a survey, ongoing face to face and email communication, attendance at meetings and workshops and the formation of Leadership Groups across the footprint. Working together the different communities are taking ownership of their suicide prevention action plans to decide what strategies works best for them in their communities.
The CQ Suicide Prevention Plan will support the PHN in their role to commission community based suicide prevention activities integrated with drug and alcohol services, mental health services and social and emotional wellbeing services.
If you would like to be involved in the CQ Suicide Prevention Plan in any way, please contact our Projects Team on (07) 4992 1040 or email deirdre.fagan-pagliano@cqrdgp.com.au.




LifeSpan aims to build a safety net for the community by connecting and coordinating new and existing interventions and programs, and building the capacity of the community to better support people facing a suicide crisis. Based on scientific modelling, LifeSpan is predicted to prevent 21% of suicide deaths, and 30% of suicide attempts.

For more information about LifeSpan, please go to https://www.blackdoginstitute.org.au/research/lifespan


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(07) 4992 1040