Suicide is a terrifying problem with thousands of people taking their own lives in the UK, and worldwide, every year, and we don’t respond to it particularly well. Around 50% of people who take their own lives have seen their doctors in the previous week and about 90% in the past year. To reacted better and reduce this, we need to be able to spot those who are at risk, to manage the risk correctly and intervene to help people build a rewarding life long-term.
This course focuses on:
- Risk Assessment
- Risk Management
Anybody who see people who maybe are risk of suicide, whether in residential facilities, outpatient facilities or in the charity sector.
Note: the age of the people you see is immaterial. equally on gender, although some people make the point that three times as many men than women end their own lives in the UK, it is still the case that 1,500 women do so every year, a substantial figure.
To change the perception of suicide as something that appears worrisome to something that is a clear opportunity to make an enormous impact.
To be able to ‘spot’ people who are at risk of suicide and to engage with them. And to spot people who are not at significant risk.
To know how professionals can be ‘set up’ as a focus for hope, and how dangerous it can be if this hope is thwarted.
To be able to manage suicide risk. That is, to keep the person safe while effective treatment is provided.
To provide a simple non-intrusive measure of progress while at the same time monitoring risk.
To be aware of ‘false dawns’ and how dangerous they can be.
To be able to enjoy the rewards – and handle the stresses – of working with suicide.
The course covers:
- The nature of suicide
- Risk Assessment
- Case-study: is this person at risk of suicide? If so why? If not why not?
- Risk Management: How to keep the person safe while you give proper treatment.
- How to demonstrate that you are managing the risk, both in writing and in meetings.
- What makes for a service that is good, effective and ethical?
What this course will do for you:
- You will see that there can be no better way to spend your professional time than to help people who are so distressed that they are thinking of ending their lives. You will see a clear opportunity to make a great impact.
- You will be able to ‘spot’ people who are at risk of suicide and to engage with them. And to spot people who are not at significant risk.
- You will know how you may have been ‘set up’ as a focus for hope, and how dangerous it can be if this hope is thwarted.
- You will be able to manage suicide risk – to keep the person safe while you provide effective treatment.
- You will be able to spot ‘false dawns’ and know how to avoid the dangers they pose.
- You will be able to handle the stresses – and enjoy the rewards – of working with suicide.
What you receive as a result of attending the training:
You will be recorded as having participated in the course, thereby gaining Anxious Minds CPD certificate.