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Suicide First Aid: Understanding Suicide Intervention (OPEN ONLINE)
September 26, 2023, 9:00 am - September 27, 2023, 1:00 pm
It’s a Playground Mental Health Education and Wellbeing Consultancy Suicide First Aid Online Workshop
Live Instructor-led Workshops via Zoom from 9am – 1pm on Tuesday 26th and Wednesday 27th September 2023.
Teaching the theory and practise of suicide intervention skills that can be applied in any professional or personal setting, captured in a one-day event (split over two half days) accredited by City and Guilds of London.
You trainer will be Laura Rigden, an experienced MHFA and suicide prevention trainer who will deliver this unique learning experience – for anyone who seeks greater understanding and confidence to intervene with people at risk of suicide.
The Suicide First Aid through Understanding Suicide Intervention (SFAUSI) course gives learners the knowledge and tools to understand that suicide is one of the most preventable deaths and some basic skills can help someone with thoughts of suicide stay safe from their thoughts and stay alive.
SFAUSI is comprised of 4 parts which we spilt over 2 half days to ensure consolidation of learning and an optimal online learning experience.
The programme teaches and practices the skills and knowledge needed to identify someone who may be thinking about suicide and competently intervene to help create suicide- safety as a first aid approach.
Day 1 – Part 1
• Introduction to: the day; programme; ourselves and suicide prevention
• Stigma, Survivors of bereavement by suicide and the Hidden Toll
• Suicide thoughts and suicide behaviour
• Intention of behaviour Versus Outcome of behaviour
• Possible Causes of Suicidal thoughts
Day 1 – Part 2
• Suicide – the Ripple Effect
• Population-based approach to suicide prevention
• Partnership working
• Working with attitudes and values
• “I’m so glad you told me” – Audio visual
Day 2 – Part 3
• Meeting the needs of a person who is thinking about suicide
• Suicide-Safety Guide
• Step 1 – Recognising suicide and asking about suicide
• Step 2 – Understanding options
Day 2 – Part 4
• Step 3 – Safeguarding suicide
• Suicide-safety and self-care
• The risk assessment approach
• Suicide and suicide gestures
• Future learning
Methods of delivery: Tutor facilitated Socratic learning, tutor-led practise session, mini lectures, group work and audio-visual presentations. This is a highly interactive and emotionally engaging learning experience.
Pre-training requirement: No previous experience or training is necessary. Participants will be asked to self- reflect and empathise with a person having thoughts of suicide. There is no expectation on participants to share personal experiences.
Who should attend?
Multi-sector managers and practitioners including health, housing, social care, education, criminal justice, call centre operators, private, voluntary and public sector workers and community groups or members.
Accreditation Participants can choose to register for the City and Guilds accredited unit of learning for an additional fee of £93.50 per person. This involves completion of a written assignment. This will be discussed during the course and more information will be given upon completion of the SFA USI course.