Do you have a suicide postvention plan clearly outlining immediate, short and long-term actions?

Do you know how staff and others associated with your business can be effected?

Do you know the core issues to consider and what to avoid so you don't make the situation worse?

If you are not sure about any of this and numerous other issues ... 


Then this course is for you!

It is unique in Australia and Internationally as well as being endorsed by the ACWA.

Over 280,000 Australians are exposed to suicide each year.

Staff and others at your business could be impacted at any time by discovering a death, witnessing an event, hearing or seeing gruesome details or losing someone they care about.

Employers are required to prevent and mitigate psychological injuries that typically requires 3 times longer off work.

When this crisis happens ... It's too late to prepare!

So, don't put it off or think it won't happen to us!

Business Owners, managers, HR, WHS, EAP staff and counsellors rarely have suicide postvention expertise, so this is your opportunity to learn the essentials to manage incidents and support exposed staff.

Take Action Today!

And be prepared for what may occur tomorrow.

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Participants must be adults and should not have recently been bereaved by suicide.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand which staff and others could be affected, how they may be impacted and support required

  • Know core issues to consider and strategies to manage incidents including:

- the crime scene, duty of care

- privacy, appropriate language

- memorials

- media      

- returning to work                                 

  • Be able to develop a suicide postvention (critical incident) plan of immediate, short, long-term actions ready to implement

Course curriculum

  • 1
    Welcome to the course!
    • Before we begin ...
    • Welcome Video
    • Pre-Training Questions
  • 2
    Module 1: Understanding Suicide
    • Video Module 1
    • Resources - Literature
  • 3
    Module 2: Trauma - Grief
    • Video Module 2
    • Mourners Bill Of Rights
  • 4
    Module 3: Exposure - Support
    • Video Module 3
    • Support Services
    • Extra Case Studies
  • 5
    Module 4: Communication
    • Video Module 4
    • 4 Email / Letter Templates
    • Appropriate Language
  • 6
    Module 5: Interrelated Issues
    • Video Module 5
    • Organisations to contact after a death
  • 7
    Module 6: Duty Of Care
    • Video Module 6
    • Safe Work Australia - Psychological Injuries Guideline
  • 8
    Module 7: Response Actions
    • Video Module 7
    • Action Plan - After Suicide
  • 9
    Module 8: Return To Work
    • Video Module 8
    • Useful Web Links
    • Care and Feeding your Greiving person
  • 10
    Module 9: Media
    • Video Module 9
    • Media After Suicide
  • 11
    Next Steps...
    • Congrats! Here's what's next...
    • Before you go ...
    • Post-Training Questions


Here is what some course enrollees had to say about this training ...

  • Malak - Counsellor

    I would defiantly recommend this course to all businesses and organisations, even workers so they have an understanding of the steps required should a suicide happen in their workplace..

  • Donna - Lawyer

    My take home learning from this training is it’s essential to have an action plan BEFORE something happens so you’re not flying blind not knowing what to do…. It is full of practical information that is easy to implement.


  • Is it applicable for any industry / organisation?

    Yes, unfortunately suicide is a universal issue across the world.

  • Can I obtain professional CPD Points?

    Yes, for members of the ACWA. A certificate of completion will be provided so that you can submit this to your professional body.

  • Does the course cost include GST?

    Yes, the cost to enroll in this course is $145, inclusive of GST.

  • How many users can access the training?

    Each registration allows one staff member access to the training material and will be issued with their own personal login and password details. Should more than one staff member require access to this training, please contact me to discuss a Company discount rate or on-site Group training.

The Trainer

  • Cheryl Staal

    Cheryl Staal

    Cheryl Staal has extensive experience in suicide prevention, intervention and postvention including providing crisis support, debriefing, professional supervision and supporting businesses to develop their suicide postvention plans. She has presented at international conferences on this topic including the 19th International Mental Health, 5th Congress on mental health and wellbeing, and Suicide Prevention Australia conferences.

Additional Services

Please contact me directly on my email above or via phone, 0432 042 251, should you have any questions regarding this online course or my Additional Services that I can offer to you and your Workplace.

  • Debriefing for staff and others who were exposed, or your critical incident team.

  • Help to develop your suicide postvention plan specifically for your business.

  • Ongoing advice and support to manage incidents or support your staff.

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