Mental Health Education & Resource Centre

Term 1 | Self-Harm & Suicidal Behaviours: Screening & Management (Part One)


Course Type: Introductory | Course Level: Five | Catering: Refreshments Provided

Please note: Distance learning participants may be joining this session via Webinar.

This workshop presents information on the latest statistics of New Zealand suicide and self harm rates, models for understanding risk and protective factors along with recommendations for management plans. This is designed for professionals wanting a refresher or for those who are new to the area of suicide and self harm. This will be a highly interactive, practical course and participants will be provided with the opportunity to practice skills taught via role play and demonstrations.

• Brief overview of definitions and recent statistics as well as models to understand suicide risk and self-harm
• Identification of suicide; screening questions and ways of formulating risk levels 
• Acute and ongoing management of people with suicidal ideation and self-harm

Note: Part Two of this course will be held in Term 4. This will be available to register online from mid-August.

You will need to have attended Part One before attending Part Two.

Learning Intentions
Participants will be provided with the opportunity to:
• Discuss the recent New Zealand data on suicide and self-harm
• Identify frameworks for understanding suicide risk, tools which are later useful for screening and communication with others about a person’s suicide risk
• Practice carrying out a suicide screening session
• Develop confidence in how to manage persons with suicidal ideation and self-harm behaviours

Let’s Get Real Skills
• Working with Service Users
• Working with Families/Whānau
• Working within Communities
• Challenging Stigma and Discrimination
• Professional and Personal Development


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