Research

Review of Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper Training

The HSE National Office for Suicide Prevention (NOSP) has strategic responsibility for the implementation of Strategic Goal 2 of Connecting for Life (CfL) which aims to ‘Support local communities’ capacity to prevent and respond to suicidal behaviour’. Under this Goal, Objective 2.3 focuses on the provision and delivery of training and education programmes on suicide prevention to community-based organisations including those who are likely to have a role as gatekeeper in their community. Aligned to this is Goal 5 which intends to ‘Ensure safe and high-quality services for people vulnerable to suicide’.

Key to achieving this is the implementation of training programmes that are accredited, and evidence based. Under the Training and Education Plan, these are; safeTALK, ASIST and Understanding Self-Harm.

To support this work, this review was conducted on behalf of the NOSP, by Dr Katrina Collins Consultancy Services. It comprised of a literature review and a stakeholder consultation of gatekeeper suicide prevention models.

Review and Evaluation of the Implementation of a Range of Delivery Models of Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper Training - Summary Report

Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper Training Summary Cover

Published by: HSE National Office for Suicide Prevention
Date published: 9th August 2021

Review and Evaluation of the Implementation of a Range of Delivery Models of Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper Training - Full Report

Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper Training Full Cover

Published by: HSE National Office for Suicide Prevention
Date published: 9th August 2021

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