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Advanced Suicide Risk Management & Triage, Wellington

February 26 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm


QPR Flyer, Wellington, February 2020 (PDF)

QPR is an internationally-renowned, peer-reviewed and evidence- based suicide prevention training programme designed to train healthcare professionals in how to provide competent suicide risk detection, initial assessment, and intervention to prevent the risk of a suicide attempt.

Many professionals have a high degree of on-the-job exposure to patients with suicidal behaviours,both in the pre-attempt phase (when suicidal persons are communicating suicide intent and desire via suicide warning signs),and after a suicide attempt.

QPR Suicide Screening and Triage training includes training on the use of a structured interview process to gather data that flows into a ‘decision tree’. This then leads the interviewer to establish a crisis management plan or intervention for the person who is at risk for suicide.

This triage process is a systematic and evidence-based process for determining level of risk and the subsequent level of intervention required. It also helps determine the need for, plan and carry out a referral for further evaluation and or treatment.

The QPR Advanced Suicide Risk Management and Triage seminar covers:

  • Size and scope of suicide in New Zealand
  • Risk factors for suicide
  • Relationship of mental illness to suicide
  • Current status of suicide risk assessment
  • How to Question suicidal persons
  • How to Persuade them to accept help
  • How to Refer them to resources
  • How to determine immediate risk for suicide
  • Learning “How to Ask the Suicide Question”
  • Learning triage questions, rationale and samples


As Director of QPR and a Master QPR Trainer since 2008, Louisa Walker brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the trainings she presents.

Louisa received her Doctorate in Psychology from the University of Idaho with a research emphasis on both cross-cultural and biological psychology.

She has 20 years of clinical experience working extensively with GPs and specialists to build innovative treatment models to integrate psychological services into general practice medicine.

Louisa has been a consultant to the Hawkes Bay DHB Acute Mental Health Service, and the Clinical Manager for a Ministry of Health-funded suicide bereavement service.  Louisa has also provided consultation services to the Coroner’s office reviewing suspected suicide deaths.

Louisa currently consults with a wide variety of organisations regarding suicide prevention, and delivers QPR trainings throughout New Zealand for Government Organisations, NGOs, PHOs, GPs and other health professional groups.

To register

Please complete the registration form (Word doc) and email it to Grant Walker: grant.walker@qpr.org.nz


February 26
8:30 am - 4:30 pm


Meetings on the Terrace
152 The Terrace
Wellington, New Zealand
04 917 7100


0800 448 909