Suicide Intervention

 Overview 

People who think about suicide don’t want to die, they just want to stop the way they are feeling. This important issue is discussed in a safe space with health professionals. This course dispels the myth that talking about suicide can increase suicide. You will look at the reasons people contemplate suicide, the role of stigma and learn about interventions.  

Learning objectives
  • Understand the meaning of suicide in our culture 
  • Know the reasons behind thoughts of suicide  
  • Recognise the signs and symptoms of a risk of suicide 
  • Apply a suicide intervention (the ASK™ acronym) 
  • Have an awareness of professional and self care support    
Delivery method 

Can be delivered face to face, online or blended either in person or virtually e.g.  Teams/Zoom. Learners will have access to our learning platform where they can refer to the materials, watch extra resources such as videos and interactive activities and access links to organisations, for those that want to take their learning further. 

A full day is recommended for staff with little or no previous experience. For those with prior knowledge, a half day is recommended as a condensed session with post course materials. 

Workshops combine presentation slides, interactive exercises, individual reflection and group discussion. 

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