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Suicide Detection, Assessment & Management Training for Mental Health Clinicians

bookmark Course category: Mental Health
timer Duration: 2 days

feed Study mode: Face to face

info Pre-requisites: n/a

About this course

The workshop aims to provide you with opportunities to enhance and increase your awareness and skills in the detection, assessment and management of persons experiencing suicidality.

Who should attend?

Clinical staff who work in mental health clinical environments.

What will you learn?

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  1. Consider the suicidal experience, both from academic research and the lived experience perspective.
  2. Analyse critically statistics that are “known” about suicide and their impact upon both the wider public perception and the possible management of the suicidal person.
  3. Review and consider their beliefs and attitudes about suicide in both a personal and work role orientation.
  4. Reflect upon the nature of “duty of care” in relation to suicide.
  5. Examine legal considerations as they relate to suicide and suicidal behaviour.
  6. Discuss the notion and integration of “risk” within a suicide assessment.
  7. Practice several risk assessment strategies and techniques.
  8. Construct and practice strategies that enhance engagement with a suicidal person.
  9. Investigate and create a safety management plan for the suicidal person.
  10. Identify and practice key elements in documenting a comprehensive suicide assessment.
  11. Investigate, analyse and practice the construction of care pathway development in line with NSW Ministry of Health Policy Directive – PD2022_043 Clinical care of people who may be suicidal.
  12. Highlight the need for adequate postvention strategies for themselves and survivors of death from suicide.

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