Anyone whose role may bring them into direct contact with people who have suicidal feelings should attend this course.
Suicide is a complex and emotional subject. It can be something many people find difficult or distressing to talk about.
Yet the more we develop our understanding of why people die by suicide, the better we can provide emotional support to people at risk–as individuals, as organisations and as a society–and even save lives.
Managing Suicidal Conversations will equip participants with the skills and confidence to manage a conversation with someone who is having thoughts of suicide or showing signs of suicidal behaviour.
This course will help participants to:
- Appreciate the profile of suicide in the UK and ROI
- Understand the background factors and feelings that can lead to suicidal thoughts.
- Recognise direct and indirect signs of suicidal ideation
- Develop skills to manage a suicidal conversation sensitively and effectively.
- Explore strategies to assess and respond to risk
- Know how and where to signpost to sources of additional support.
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The subject was naturally emotionally heavy but the course trainer done really really well in creating a safe space for us learners to express our thoughts and feelings. The activities helped us bond and again, made us feel like we could say what was truly on our minds and be unafraid of not having the right answers. Thank you so much to the trainer. I feel I can walk away from this knowing more about hopefully preventing suicide and how to apply this to practice
In-house course attendee 2020