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Suicide Risk Management in Tertiary Education Settings

Suicide Risk Assessment in Tertiary Education Settings

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Training delivered online (via Zoom) or face to face at your tertiary institution.

Co-design and tailored inclusions are essential.



Course Information

Workshop Content Inclusions:
This training combines what we know to be evidence-based practice in suicide prevention, occupational safety, and study environments, with the uniqueness of your tertiary setting. It will empower you to apply risk assessment protocols, respond effectively to identified risk, and design and employ appropriate management strategies.
Depending on time & your needs, we can include topics such as:
  • Risk factors and warning signs in adult learning environments (& workplace settings)
  • Effective suicide enquiry – how to engage and support a student (domestic & international)
  • Principles of distress severity and student capacity; i.e. “Can this student engage safely with materials, environments or placements at this time?”
  • Options for managing identified risk while studying e.g. Fitness for Study/Placement Assessments
  • Developing an effective, evidence-informed Suicide Safety Plan
  • Lethal means restriction & safety for college & residential settings
  • Longer-term management and collaboration strategies
Additional Considerations
Given the complexity of tertiary education environments, training alone may only meet part of your needs.
The following may be beneficial additions
  • We also offer consultation services to review your policy and procedures with the view of positioning your tailored training within a wider system of teaching excellence, student counselling and wellbeing services, and the Framework for Promoting Student Mental Health & Wellbeing.
  • Tertiary education settings with residential or college campus may find significant value in undertaking an environmental safety audit, with a specific lens to the restriction of lethal means
  • Targeted review of courses to review/develop schedules detailing the inherent psychosocial stressors of students, including factors such as exposure to suicide, self-injury, and trauma-related themes.

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