Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is QPR?

Question, Persuade and Refer (QPR) is an evidence-based training program which provides:

  • knowledge and skills to identify warning signs that someone may be suicidal
  • confidence to talk to that person about suicidal thoughts
  • awareness and ability to refer to available supports.

How long does the training take to complete?

The self-paced session takes 60-90 minutes on average to complete and does not need to be completed in a single sitting – you can take as long as you like and take a break as you need.

What will the training cover?

QPR online and QPR face-to-face cover the following content:

  • common myths and misconceptions about suicide
  • warning signs of suicide (direct verbal, indirect verbal, behavioural, situational)
  • how to ask the suicide question (direct and less direct methods)
  • how to persuade someone to stay alive
  • how to refer individuals to help.

How much does it cost?

COORDINARE is currently subsidising the cost of QPR across South Eastern NSW, so you can complete this online course for FREE.

Can I purchase more than one license at a time? (E.g. if I would like to organise QPR online training for my organisation or community group).

If you are looking to organise QPR online training for a group of people, such as your workplace or community group, we can help! Please get in touch via

How do I claim my free QPR license?

To claim your FREE QPR license and complete the online training, click here.

How do I access the training?

QPR online licenses can be claimed here. Once you have completed your claim, you will receive a confirmation email which includes your:

  • username
  • password
  • link to QPR online training website.

If you are having any difficulties logging into your account, please contact

What resources will I need to complete the training?

All you need to complete QPR online is your username / password and access to a computer or mobile device with internet connection.

Suicide prevention training can bring up strong emotions. How are people completing QPR online supported to seek help if they need it?

At all times during the QPR online training, there will be a 'Need Help' option which will refer the participant to support lines.

I have recently been personally affected by suicide. Is it safe for me to do the training?

Community suicide prevention training aims to teach individuals the warnings signs of a suicide crisis and how to respond. This training is not recommended for individuals recently bereaved by suicide, as it is not a therapy or support group, but an education session to learn how to support others.

Mental health and suicide prevention are key priorities at COORDINARE. Find out more on our Mental health and suicide prevention page.

Contact Lifeline on 13 11 14 if you are in need of immediate assistance.

For other mental health concerns, visit or talk to someone you trust such as a doctor or health professional.