Suicide Aware

Suicide Aware

3 hour workshop

Someone who is thinking about suicide will usually give some clues or signs to people around them, though these may be subtle. Suicide prevention starts with recognising the warning signs and taking them seriously.

This workshop is for professionals who want to enhance their skills to sensitively deal with clients who may express suicidal ideation. The timeframe of the course is flexible (between one and three hours), depending on the existing skills and experiences of the group.

For example, a community group may want a one hour presentation to understand the impact of suicide amongst high risk populations in their community. A three hour presentation gives the participants more detailed content to Recognise, Respond and Refer a person who is at risk of suicide.

The course will give participants:
  • A clear model for assisting people expressing thoughts of suicide
  • Some skills in basic counselling related to crisis and suicide intervention
  • More confidence in talking and supporting someone who is suicidal
  • Identifying which situations are personally challenging and being able to support yourself and others
  • Knowledge and ability to refer people to appropriate services
  • An understanding of the importance of self-care during and after stressful situations.

To enrol in a course or for more information, please contact the Community Education Team on education@lifelinewa.org.au or phone 08 9261 4444.
 

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