LGBTQ Suicide Prevention for GPs eLearning - CPD Activity


ACON, with the support of NSW Ministry of Health, is offering a free and essential online module designed to increase General Practitioner's understanding of suicide risk factors for LGBTQ people and boost baseline skills and knowledge around assessing suicide risk, responding to distress and suicidality. This is available for GPs in NSW.

Supported by the NSW Government

Strengthen your understanding of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) people and communities to deliver more inclusive, informed and appropriate care. 

Learning Outcomes:

After taking this three-hour-long course, GPs will be able to: 

  • Communicate appropriately with LGBTQ people based on an understanding of the differences between sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, and gender expression.
  • Recognise LGBTQ mental health and suicide disparities when consulting with LGBTQ people.
  • Identify and manage suicide risk factors when consulting with LGBTQ persons.
  • Develop and implement practice plans to meet the unique needs of LGBTQ people.
  • Respond to distress and suicidality using tools to effectively assess suicide risk and recommend a culturally appropriate/inclusive referral pathway.

Audience: GPs within NSW

Type of Learning: Self-directed elearning

Duration: 210 minutes (3.5 hours)

  • 30 min: LGBTQ Awareness Introduction eLearning
  • 90 min: LGBTQ Suicide Prevention eLearning
  • 90 min: Case Studies eLearning

Activity ID: 220788

CPD Points: 7 CPD points


 Please note: learners can save their progress at any point, pause and resume the course later.