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Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper Training
Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper Training

Sat, 17 Feb



Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper Training

Agatsu offers a 10 hour intensive training in Suicide Prevention spread across 2 days.

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Time & Location

17 Feb 2024, 12:00 pm – 18 Feb 2024, 5:00 pm

Mumbai, 51, Pali Village, Bandra West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400050, India

About the event

We invite you to come for a suicide prevention training to learn and understand more about suicide and what your role in its prevention can be.   The training will be for 10 hours, spread over 2 days, conducted by trained instructors.   

Eligibility:  The course is catered to individuals above 18 years and interested in suicide prevention. If you have attempted suicide or lost someone to suicide recently, we recommend you do this course after a year has passed. Please carefully consider your emotional and mental state of mind with respect to attending this training at this particular time in your life. It is a heavy and sensitive subject.   

Learning Objectives:  

● Understand concepts, myths and facts related to suicide prevention  

● Understand the role of Gatekeepers  

● Identify, assess, support, refer, and follow up with persons at risk of suicide  

● Practice self-care techniques while supporting persons at risk of suicide   

What the training will cover:  

1. Building perspective on suicide and suicide prevention:  

a. How and why to talk about suicide  

b. Risk Factors, Protective Factors, Warning Signs  

c. Myths and Facts  d. Indian Context  

2. Role of a Gatekeeper: Identify, ask the suicide question, provide emotional support and refer the person to appropriate help.  

3. Risk Assessment  

4. Skill building: Empathy, Unconditional positive regard, Boundary setting 

5. Self Care  

6. Referrals and safety planning.

The training, when conducted at the community centre, is free. You will receive a certificate of completion from Agatsu Foundation once you have attended the two-day training and passed the test.

Agatsu does not certify anyone, our programme is not accredited. We only provide training.

This training does not train you to be a counsellor or mental health professional. A Gatekeeper is not a mental health professional.

Contact number: +91 9167867741 for any queries

Please Note - We will start on time. No late entries will be allowed.

This is a 2 day training of 5 hours on each day. Please arrive at 11:30pm to complete registration protocols. The training will begin sharp at 12:00pm.

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