Longitudinal Study of Gatekeeper Training in Community-Based Suicide Prevention
Ethics approval number: S181250
The aim of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness of community gatekeeper training in improving gatekeeper preparedness, knowledge, efficacy, and reluctance in regards to identifying and responding to suicidal thoughts and behaviours. Additionally, this study aims to assess how these factors are maintained over time.
To achieve this goal, we need our community to participate in the project.
- a resident of the Sunshine Coast
- proficient in spoken and written English
Contact the Alliance if you are unsure if you are eligible to participate.
What the project involves
Prior to the commencement of the scheduled suicide prevention gatekeeper training program, participants who consent to participate will be invited to complete the pretraining evaluation of their preparedness, knowledge, efficacy, and reluctance in regards to identifying and responding to suicidal thoughts and behaviours.
The gatekeeper training program will then be delivered as per normal.
At the conclusion of the training program, participants will be invited to complete the post-training evaluation survey, which will assess any changes in participants’ preparedness, knowledge, efficacy, and reluctance in regards to identifying and responding to suicidal thoughts and behaviours.
Follow up evaluations will be sent to participants via email 6 and 12 months following their training.
Participants are reminded that they may withdraw from the study at any time without penalty or consequence.
Participants will not be able to request information about individual data but are welcome to request a summary of the collective research findings on completion of the study by contacting the research team. Latest news and collective results will be disseminated through the Alliance News.
Privacy and confidentiality
By participating in this project, a participant gives consent for their assessment results (called ‘data’) to be used in this project and related future projects. A consent form will be signed at the beginning of the program participation. Only non-identifiable data is used. Non-identifiable data is data that has had all personal details removed (so there is no way to link a participant to the data). Any identifiable information provided will remain confidential, and will not be disclosed without permission.
A participant will not be named in any reports or publications resulting from the research project. Any publications based on the research project will include only pooled results from all the participants, so results will not be singled out.