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Self-Harm and Suicidal Behaviour: Screening and Management

Develop your confidence in how to manage persons with suicidal ideation and self-harm behaviours. Discuss recent New Zealand data on suicide and self-harm, models for understanding risk and protective factors, along with recommendations for management plans.



Develop your confidence in how to manage persons with suicidal ideation and self-harm behaviours. This highly interactive and practical workshop is designed for those new to this area or professionals wanting a refresher. Discover the latest New Zealand statistics of suicide and self-harm rates. Explore models for understanding risk and protective factors and recommendations for management plans.

Overview and Learning Intentions

  • Brief overview of definitions

  • Discuss recent New Zealand data

  • Models for understanding risk

  • Screening questions

  • Tools for screening and communicating with others about a person’s suicide risk

  • Develop confidence in how to manage persons with suicidal ideation and self-harm behaviours

  • Acute and ongoing management of people with suicidal ideation and self-harm

  • Practice carrying out a suicide screening session and skills taught via role play and demonstrations

Let's Get Real

1. Working with people experiencing mental health and addiction needs

3. Working with whānau

4. Working within communities

5. Challenging discrimination

7. Maintaining professional and personal development

Facilitated by Melvyn Johns 

MASW, B.A. (Hons), Cert. Supervision, Cert. AOD Counselling, RSW

Mel has over 20 years’ experience working in the mental health and addictions sector in Aotearoa New Zealand and the UK. Throughout his career, he has held a number of diverse roles, working alongside a broad client base within both statutory and NGO services. He possesses clinical practice, leadership, teaching, management, supervision and governance experience. Mel has a comprehensive knowledge of assessment processes, therapeutic interventions and risk-management approaches. He demonstrates a relentless commitment to the principles of social justice, along with a strong passion for developing services that are truly recovery focused. Mel has been a workshop facilitator with MHERC for several years, whilst maintaining his clinical, supervisory and project management roles.

Workshop Type: Introductory | Workshop Level: Five | Catering: Refreshments provided

Terms and Conditions

  • Cancellations made up to 10 working days before a workshop will incur a $39 service fee.

  • Cancellations (or non-attendance) made 10 working days or less will not be refunded and the full workshop fee will be charged. 

  • No fee applies if you are able to find a replacement participant.

  • MHERC reserves the right to cancel a workshop at any time due to unforeseen circumstances or insufficient registrations.

  • Only one person may view a webinar session per registration.

Please read our full Terms and Conditions before registering.

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