Mental Health Education & Resource Centre

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


It is a live feed of the course being delivered here at MHERC on the day, with in-room participants and facilitator. Registering here will allow you to be a part of the learning experience, viewing the facilitator and powerpoint presentation via your own device, in the comfort and location of your choice.


Course Type: Introductory | Course Level: Five

Please Note: This webinar is only offered to participants outside the greater Christchurch area

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, 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 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

*Price is per person for participants working outside of the Christchurch area only. 

Terms and Conditions

Please note: Your online experience will differ from face to face education sessions.  


You will need:

• Headset and Microphone 
• Built-in laptop camera or attachable webcam device (for laptop or PC)
• Stable broadband connection 

To test you can connect to our webinar software click here (Please follow the onscreen prompts to download Webex)

Minimum System Requirements:
As a guide, if you are able to Skype or watch online videos (eg: YouTube) from your device, your system requirements should be capable. 

Operating System:
Windows 7 and above
Mac OS X 10.6 and above

Internet Explorer 7 and above
Firefox - latest version
Chrome - latest version
Safari - 5 and above