For those who work in the health and social care field, it is not uncommon to work with service users who experience suicidal thoughts, attempt suicide and unfortunately even die by suicide. Workers are frequently ill-equipped with the knowledge and skills to appropriately support and respond to people at risk of suicide. Not only is good suicide awareness important in saving lives, but also to protect those working with at risk groups from the personal turmoil that may come about when working closely with someone who is seriously considering taking their life.
Our Suicide Awareness training is delivered by fully qualified Psychological Therapists and can be offered in half day or full-day sessions pending the need of the organisation. On completion of the workshop delegates will be able to:
- Recognise when someone may be at risk of suicide.
- Assess suicide risk and how to reduce or eliminate risk factors.
- Identify and assist others to overcome barriers to seeking help.
- Understand why suicide can feel like the only option and how to draw upon reasons for living.
- Learn suicidal intent interventions.
- Learn strategies to cope with suicide loss.
This training can be delivered at your place of work, or we can arrange a venue for your team to attend.
To enquire about Suicide Awareness Training please contact us to discuss the needs of your team and organisation.