Community Social Work Team

QPR Training

QPR — Questions, Persuade, Refer — is a certified suicide prevention training program that provides community education and engagement in addressing suicide. It is a gatekeeper training that teaches faculty, staff, and students the skills to recognize and support people who may be having thoughts of suicide. This training provides campus individuals with essential skills to prevent suicide. Through this training our campus community will become stronger and more able to help provide support to one another. 

Benefits of QPR Training

In this certificate training program you will learn how to question a person about suicide, persuade the person to get help, and refer the person to the appropriate resources. QPR is not intended to be a form of counselling or treatment; rather, it is a community awareness initiative that helps prevent suicide.

You will also learn the myths and facts about suicide, skills for identifying warning signs and clues about suicidal thought, the steps for preventing suicide: Question, Persuade, Refer, and the social services that exist on campus and in the Edmonton community for people struggling with thoughts of suicide.

Upcoming Sessions

QPR Training is open to all students, staff, and faculty at the U of A. If you are signed up for the Community Helpers Program or have taken it in the past, you do not need to take a QPR training session separately — QPR training is included in the Community Helpers Program.

All training sessions are on North Campus unless otherwise specified.  

        Dates & Times                                     Online Registration Opens

Wednesday, May 29, 2019                                   REGISTER NOW
9:30–11:30 a.m.

Wednesday, July 3, 2019                                     June 19, 2019
1:00–3:00 p.m.

Wednesday, September 25, 2019                       September 11, 2019
9:00–11:00 a.m.

Wednesday, October 30, 2019                            October 16, 2019
1:30–3:30 p.m.

Wednesday, November 27, 2019                        November 13, 2019
4:30–6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, January 29, 2019                            January 15, 2019
9:00–11:00 a.m.                             

Wednesday, February 26, 2019                          February 12, 2019
1:30–3:30 p.m.

Wednesday, March 25, 2019                              March 11, 2019
4:30–6:30 p.m.

Dates and times subject to change prior to registration.