How to reduce suicide risk – the practical steps you need to know

Tuesday 23rd March 09:30 - 16:00


This inspiring, empathetic training shows you how to work successfully with anyone thinking about or planning suicide or who has survived a previous attempt…

NEW – Live Online – Next available date: Tuesday 23rd March
Join Malcolm Hanson for this important new workshop which will be delivered via Zoom. All you need is a quiet place to watch, a computer or tablet and a strong internet signal, the rest is easy – simply book your place as normal, and we will email you your confirmation. You will receive details of how to join the Zoom workshop the day before the event.
NB The training will be recorded and made available afterwards in case anyone has technical trouble during the day.

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What will you learn

    • Crucial elements in rapport building with suicidal people
    • How to normalise circumstances safely
    • A model for running therapeutic sessions that best manage suicide risk
    • Ways to use your own demeanour to instil confidence in the person who is feeling suicidal
    • Effective information gathering to challenge unhelpful beliefs
    • What to look for in answers to questions
    • A structure for difficult conversations
    • The ability to reframe unhelpful beliefs
    • Understandings about when and why different people consider suicide
    • Methods of risk assessment that do not risk loss of rapport
    • How to use language of influence
    • Effective means to address beliefs about being a burden
    • The setting of realistic and empowering goals
    • Why most suicidal crises are surprisingly temporary
    • How to make best use of the client’s own resources
    • The importance of addressing emotional needs
    • Strategies for client safe self-management between sessions
    • The power of guided imagery for working with suicidal clients
    • How to take care of yourself
    CPD Certificate and more…

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