Suicide intervention skills (online for individuals)

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Increase confidence in engaging with individuals who have thoughts of suicide to promote and plan for their safety.

This is a 1/2 day course delivered online (for individuals).

Drawing on evidenced based suicide intervention strategies, this course provides space to talk about suicide and develop suicide safe responses.

Consider suicide risk factors, develop suicide intervention skills, and identify approaches and resources to support individuals to make plans to stay safe.

    This training is available for individual staff members on our open programme in Bristol (you come to us) and as a 1 or 1/2 day course for teams in-house (we come to you).

    Also currently available (online for teams).

    Course aims

    To increase confidence in engaging with individuals who have thoughts of suicide and understand how to plan for safety

    Course objectives

    By the end of the course participants will have had opportunities to:

    • Increase confidence in engaging with individuals about suicide
    • Consider suicide risk and how to respond, drawing on evidenced based suicide first response strategies
    • Practice skills and approaches to engaging with a person with thoughts of suicide and develop individual plans to stay safe
    • Recognise the importance of self-care when supporting a person who has thoughts of suicide

    Venue info:

    This course is delivered online for (individuals)

    Trainer: Suzanne Pearson

    " Useful case study scenarios and discussion. Suzanne is an excellent trainer, engaging and thought provoking and very available."

    Women's Service Manager, December 2020

    "The information on the facts around suicide and especially around the reasons why men tend to commit suicide. Very good. Lots of information and lots of time given to reflect."

    Trainee Support Worker, December 2020

    "Useful statistics, case studies and breakout rooms. Very useful and needed, thank you."

    Social Prescribing Service, November 2020

    "The case studies. The group discussions. The shared resources. Found the breakout room discussions fab and very engaging."

    Youth Worker, November 2020

    "Learning more human intervention and how to manage this in virtual setting. Very insightful and gave me more confidence. Suzanne explained things in a very clear and mindful way - very good trainer!"

    Youth Worker, November 2020

    "Good talking through scenarios and how you can approach conversations and situations when people are in crisis. Really good to have Suzanne's direct experiences and recommendations about how to talk about suicide. Excellent awareness from the trainer and good to have direct answers to complex situations - what to do, who to contact and when."

    Youth Worker, November 2020