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Suicide Prevention in At-Risk Populations

Wednesday, November 2 2022
6:00PM - 9:00PM (ACDT)
via Zoom

Recommended For

GPs, Practice Managers, Allied Health Professionals, Nurses, Primary Health Care Providers & Pharmacists in the Adelaide Metropolitan Area


Mental health problems are extremely prevalent in the Australian community, and several thousand Australians die by suicide each year. The Adelaide PHN Needs Analysis (2019-2022) highlights the need for suicide prevention training in relation to at-risk groups (men, Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people, LGBTIQ community).
An interactive workshop focussing on suicide prevention in at-risk Australian community members. Approaches to assessment and prevention strategies will be addressed utilising case-based discussion and a multidisciplinary and integrated approach. Key services and referral pathways will be incorporated.

Learning Outcomes

Identify at-risk groups in the Australian community.
Describe appropriate assessment and prevention strategies.
Recommend key services and referral pathways.


6:30PM - 9:00PM (ACDT)


Dr Quentin Black


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Dr Rosanne Skalicky

Rural Generalist in Critical Care, Royal Flying Doctors SA

Dr Skalicky (often referred to as ‘Dr Rose’), is a senior Emergency Physician with extensive national and international experience. Having worked as an emergency physician in Tasmania, Queensland, and South Australia (RAH), Dr Rose headed overseas in 2009. With a passion for equitable access to healthcare and international development in EM, Dr Rose has spent the last decade working overseas in a fulltime capacity – remote NW Tanzania and most recently in Myanmar. In Myanmar, Dr Rose worked under the Ministry of Health developing acute emergency services and training nationally, which included a full-time teaching and clinical load. Having returned to Australia in early 2021 Dr Rose is currently employed by the RFDS as a Rural Generalist in Critical Care, working primarily out of Port Augusta.

Dr Roses’ professional interests include:

·Improving equity in health access
·Health care development of EM in low-middle income countries
·Capacity building of Health staff

When not at work Dr Rose enjoys caring for her family, reading, craft, and obviously seeing new places, and engaging with people from different cultures.