Become QPR Certified

Upcoming Trainings

Please Note: QPR is a 2 hour training and a certificate of completion cannot be given without attendance for the entire workshop session.

For Students: 

Wednesday, January 31st , 2018. 5 pm-7 pm. Register here. Location will be emailed to registrants the week prior to training.

Wednesday, March 7th, 2018. 4 pm-6 pm. Register here. Location will be emailed to registrants the week prior to training.

For Staff/ Faculty:

See all upcoming training sessions here: QPR Suicide Prevention Training


Organize a QPR training for a group 

For additional questions, please email

If you are outside the UBC Vancouver community, please connect with the Crisis Centre for Vancouver area suicide prevention trainings.

Why become QPR certified?

Know what to look for and when to be concerned

Someone considering suicide will usually show warning signs or try to communicate that they need assistance. QPR Training examines the forms suicide communication can take to help identify someone who may be at risk. This is especially important in a university setting for anyone who has regular contact with students, staff, or faculty.

Reach out and help someone at risk

QPR Training teaches basic intervention skills and effective approaches to persuade someone at risk of suicide to seek assistance.

Help someone get help

QPR Training will give you a better understanding of the resources available to refer someone to if they need help.

Suicide is preventable. QPR acts as an emergency mental health intervention designed to save lives much like CPR or other methods of emergency medical intervention.

QPR saves lives by building attendees’ knowledge and skills to identify warning signs, reach out to someone at risk of suicide, and help connect them to resources. QPR increases the likelihood that someone experiencing suicidality will be noticed and will receive help.