Queensland Transcultural Mental Health Centre (QTMHC) is a specialist state-wide service that works to ensure people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds receive culturally responsive mental health care and support.
QTMHC developed the Culturally Responsive Suicide Prevention Training for Human Service Workers to upskill human service workers on how to identify and support people from culturally diverse backgrounds who may be at risk of suicide.
Learning objectives are:
- Understand the impact of culture on suicide and help seeking behaviour.
- Apply culturally responsive suicide prevention.
- Identify protective factors, risk factors, warning signs and potential triggers.
- Engage with culturally diverse people who might be at risk of suicide and ask about suicide.
- Support someone experiencing suicidal thoughts or behaviours and facilitate the development of a safety plan.
- Recognise the additional factors to consider when working with people from particular vulnerable groups.
- Support those bereaved by suicide.
Training course and other useful resources:
- Culturally Responsive Suicide Prevention Training for Human Service Workers
- Glossary of mental health and wellbeing terms for interpreters, translators and bicultural workers
- To access other culturally responsive and translated resources visit their website