Responding to the Risk of Suicide
This course teaches participants simple, effective interventions and skills that can save lives and provide support to people at risk of suicide.
Suicide is the leading cause of death for Australians between the ages of 15 and 44 years. The impact of suicide has a devastating impact on families, friends and whole communities.
You can make a profound difference in the life of someone else, by learning how to reach out effectively and confidently to people at risk of suicide.
What you will learn
- Current approaches to suicide prevention
- Warning signs
- Risk assessment
- Management of people at risk of suicide.
“I learnt how to act and assist a person with suicidal thoughts, how to be comfortable asking direct and closed questions, to create a safety plan and to acknowledge the person’s pain.” – Course participant
Who is this for
This two-day course is for anyone who supports someone at risk of suicide, including frontline mental health support workers, carers, family, friends and supporters.
Managers and team leaders are encouraged to attend this course to enhance their understanding of practice issues, and to support service outcomes.
All of our professional development training can be delivered on site at your organisation. Alternatively, we can tailor a course to suit your specific requirements. Contact us to find out more email@example.com