Suicide, a society taboo, is a highly emotive subject which challenges our own attitudes and beliefs and raises alarms around risk and self-protection from a personal and professional stance.
Support and Care Workers have no way of avoiding this issue and need to feel confident and competent in their approach.
BHT’s new Working with Clients who are Suicidal workshop aims to develop your understanding and will give suicide some “airing time”, offer you the opportunity to explore your thoughts and feelings and consider various strategies and approaches to work with clients and those affected by suicide.
Ensures you are able to:
- understand the meaning of suicide, suicidal thoughts and attempts
- consider your own experiences, thoughts and reactions to suicide
- recognise and assess risk
- practice strategies to address suicidal distress
- consider professional and legal boundaries and your duty of care
- consider the effects of suicide on the client’s community
- identify local and national support resources
- look after your own emotional wellbeing and self- care
Who should attend?
Suitable for all staff supporting vulnerable adults.
Due to the sensitive nature of this training course, you may find some of the content upsetting if it relates to personal experiences. Please ensure that you are aware of the course content and learning objectives beforehand, so that you are emotionally prepared for the course.