What you get by completing this session

  • 35 mins of CPD

    A 25 minute video lecture with presentation slides, you can stop and start anytime you like. 10 minute quiz is included.

  • Certificate of Completion

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What you'll learn in this expert session

Associate Professor David Horgan outlines practical steps and dialogues that can be used to help protect patients with severe depression and suicide-risk in Primary Health. He also provides tips that are not in textbooks and a simple yet effective way to empower friends and family to help.

Learning Objectives:

  • Observe Suicide statistics for men and women in Australia
  • Identify factors and time-periods that increase a person’s risk of suicide
  • Develop suitable dialogues to assess depression and risk of suicide 
  • Apply the ‘Have A HEART’ approach to managing at-risk patients
  • Refer friends and family of patients with depression to ITTT (In tough times talk)

About the Expert

Clinical A/Prof David Horgan

Clinical A/Prof David Horgan teaches Psychiatry to final year medical students and as part of his lecturing role as a Clinical Associate Professor in the University of Melbourne. As part of his Fellowship of the College of Psychiatrists, he attends multiple ongoing education lectures in various aspects of psychiatry. He also regularly attends a peer review group of almost twenty experienced psychiatrists and is also heavily involved in an Australia-wide suicide prevention charity and telephone service which he founded, the Australian Suicide Prevention Foundation.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    How to complete this course

    • Instructions

  • 2

    Suicidality in Men – A Practical Approach to Understanding and Management

    • Summary and learning objectives

    • Video lecture (25 mins)

    • Quiz: test your learning (10 mins)

  • 3

    Document your CPD here

    • CPD Documentation and Reflection Activity Tool

  • 4


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