Understanding suicide and early prevention strategies for community pharmacists (RP October 2020)

Accredited CPD
Group 2

Provider: Retail Pharmacy
Author: Marion Wands

CPD Credits: 2


Designed to give an overview of strategies and resources community pharmacists can utilise to assist in suicide prevention.

Learning Objectives

After completing this activity, pharmacists should be able to:

  1. Describe the prevalence of mental health and suicide in Australia
  2. Describe life events and social determinants that contribute to mental illness
  3. Describe problem solving and communication strategies that focus on mental health and suicide prevention
  4. Identify skills to better support people who may be experiencing a personal crisis
  5. Identify suitable referrals, support options and resources at local and national levels.

2016 Competency Standards: 2.3, 2.4, 3.6.

Accreditation number: A2010RP3    Accreditation expires: 30/09/2022

This activity has been accredited for 1 hour of Group One CPD (or 1 CPD credit) suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan, which may be converted to 1 hour of Group Two CPD (or 2.0 CPD credits) upon successful completion of the associated assessment activity.