Connecting with People Module: Self-Harm Response
• Know and understand more about self-harm including signs and causes.
• How to talk to someone about self-harm.
• Techniques for developing and maintaining personal wellbeing & coping strategies to promote resilience.
• Overview of useful techniques to help people who self-harm including problem-solving techniques, The Bank of HopeTM, ABC formulation and more.
• Practice how to talk to someone in distress who may self-harm.
• Understand the importance of social support and the role of social support mapping in preparation for co-producing Safety Plans.
• Practice and know-how to co-produce an immediate and long-term Safety Plan.
Connecting with People Module: Suicide Response Part 2
Develops a collaborative and transparent approach to mitigating suicide risk
Promotes a collaborative and compassionate person-centred assessment of someone at risk of suicide – rather than a ‘tick box’ exercise
At the end of the module participants will be able to create a comprehensive, person-centred bio-psychosocial suicide mitigation plan
Practical ways to instill authentic hope in a busy clinical environment and how to increase your patient’s resilience to suicidal thoughts
Understand the value and importance of social support mapping
Collaboratively engage in a comprehensive social support mapping exercise and be able to coproduce a Social Support Map
Facilitates a collaborative and transparent approach
Connecting with People Module: Suicide Response Part 1
• For professionals with an assessment role. Underpinned by evidence-based principles, academic literature and lived experience.
• Facilitates a compassionate, collaborative detailed person-centered assessment, triage, and immediate response for busy professionals
• Promotes the assessment of somebody at risk of suicide as an opportunity for a therapeutic intervention
• Understand how attitudes in healthcare impact on care of patients with suicidal thoughts
• Deepen understanding of assessing suicidal thoughts
• Deepen understanding of the limitations of research based demographic risk factors
• Deepen understanding of the value of diligently Identifying risk factors in order to intervene to reduce/mitigate risk
• Equips usage of SAFETool™ via case-based learning
• Delegates develop skills and confidence instilling hope and co-producing Safety Plans
• SAFETool- is not a risk prediction tool
• SAFETool does not tell clinicians what to do but offers a reminder of available options – forming an intelligent recording template/aide memoire which supports clinician decision making
• SAFETool™ assessments can help facilitate effective referral, providing a consistent communication format between different care providers and across different teams and services
• A desktop reminder of the training, which embeds training into clinical practice
• SAFETool also includes a Safety Plan template: strategies to deal with distress, suicidal thoughts, ways to make a situation safer, explicit removal or mitigation of means, emotional and social support, informal and NGO telephone/online support, healthcare and crisis support
• Situations and suicide risk fluctuate; SAFETool allows for this
• SAFETool is peer reviewed by international experts, people with lived experience, practitioners and NGO experts
• SAFETool offers potential to undertake audit post training, embedding-in quality improvement plans
Connecting with People Module: Suicide Awareness for Professionals
• Suicide prevention and awareness
• Crisis response procedures and de-escalation techniques
• Collaborative safety planning for suicide
• Family, caregiver, and community supports
• Promotes a role for ALL in suicide prevention.
• Concise 1.5hr delivery time for busy professionals with a role in health and social care or as a first responder.
• Develops understanding and compassion.
• Introduces concept that suicide is not inevitable – and highlights importance of ambivalence, compassion, hope and interruption
• Develops common language between communities, services and those in distress.
• Develops a compassionate approach for demanding and time-pressured environments.
• Equips delegates to use the resources provided to signpost to appropriate support.
• Equips the delegate with the knowledge of how make their own Safety Plan.
Connecting with People Module: Emotional Resilience for Professionals
Suitable for ‘non-professionals’ as a follow on to the Emotional Resilience Module
• Know more about the importance of regularly investing in resilience and emotional wellbeing.
• Uses ‘watercourse analogy’ to help delegates understand different levels of distress and how to bolster resilience
• Know more about the importance of self-care and self-compassion.
• Have a deeper understanding of the term resilience and emotional wellbeing.
• Deepen understanding of the stress response curve.
• Mitigating against the effects of crisis.
• Making practical and effective changes to maximise wellbeing and resilience.
• Setting realistic goals.
• Design a Personal Plan to maximise wellbeing and resilience.
• Safety planning using StayingSafe.net.
Connecting with People Module: Emotional Resilience
Suitable for the general public, including children over the age of 13, health and social care practitioners and professionals
Enhances delegates’ emotional literacy
Challenges stigma around emotional distress and tackles barriers to help-seeking
Uses ‘watercourse analogy’ to help delegates understand different levels of distress
Shares effective self-help strategies suitable for different levels of distress
Uses the ‘sunflower analogy’ to help delegates understand wellbeing and resilience
Shares practical ways to develop and maintain emotional wellbeing and promotes the importance of this
Equips delegates to have a greater emotional literacy and know how to enhance their resilience (not mental toughness)
Equips delegates with positive ways to cope with stress or emotional distress, to develop a personal plan to build their wellbeing and know where to access further support if they ever need help in the future
Equips the delegate with the knowledge of how to use StayingSafe.net to make their own Safety Plan
Connecting with People Module: Compassion at Work
Definition of compassion and the 6 attributes of compassion
Increases understanding of the key components of compassion, the barriers and how to maintain a compassionate approach at work
Basic neuroscience of compassion and the science that supports the physical and emotional benefits of a compassionate approach
Introduction the impact of early years, genetic, occupational and environmental factors
Self-compassion and positive outcomes including compassion to others
Introduction to the 3 emotional systems
Impact of organisational culture on compassion
Each participant will develop a plan to sustain a compassionate approach at work
Connecting with People Training
Connecting with People Training aims to offer a whole-organisation approach to improving responses to people at risk of suicide. Content reflects evidence-based principles, best practice: co-produced and peer-reviewed by people with lived experience, academics, practitioners and NGOs. We promote a shift from risk prediction (to allocate/exclude care) towards a compassionate, holistic, trauma-informed and collaborative approach.
We, prioritise safety and learning of delegates, emphasising self-care and safetyplaning for all. The content and facilitation/training styles, reduce unconscious barriers, tackle stigma and improve compassion whilst targeting competences (knowledge, skills, and confidence). The training is not diagnosis driven, therefore suitable for all audiences (not just specialists), so facilitates understanding and communication across sectors/care pathways.
Community and professional versions of selected modules increase applicability, credibility, and engagement to provide tailored competencies/skills for different levels of expertise/roles, whilst maintaining key principles: compassion, collaboration and governance. SAFETool Assessment and Safetyplanning supports clinicians and consumers by facilitating collaborative triage, assessment, risk mitigation, and safetyplaning.
Multiple formats available: face-to-face, remote webinar, smaller group direct-to-participant/ conference, online e-learning.
• Compassion at Work
• Emotional Resilience (adult/youth versions)
• Emotional Resilience for Professionals
• Community Suicide Awareness
• Suicide Awareness for Professionals
• Suicide Response Part1
• Suicide Response Part2
• Primary Care Suicide Awareness/Response
• Self-Harm Awareness
• Self-Harm Response
Zero Suicide Alliance
The aim of this free online training is to:
enable people to identify when someone is presenting with suicidal thoughts/behaviour
be able to speak out in a supportive manner
empower them to signpost the individual to the correct services or support.
Wesley LifeForce Suicide Prevention Training for Relationship Counsellors
While counsellors already have an understanding of the risk factors of suicide, its prevalence in the community makes it important that they stay informed by current thinking. This comprehensive suicide prevention workshop is based on the latest data and research. It is designed to refresh skills and further develop simple intervention techniques and strategies. Upon completion, participants will be provided with a certificate to go towards annual CPD requirements.
This workshop is suitable for counsellors, social workers, family therapists, mediators, psychologists and any other professional whose role involves counselling.
Wesley LifeForce Suicide Prevention Training for Aged Care Nurses
This 1 hour workshop builds awareness of the signs that an aged care resident may be experiencing mental ill health or thoughts of suicide. The aim of the program is to assist staff to recognise the potential signs and develop skills to record and report concerns so that residents can get the support they need.
Wesley LifeForce Suicide Prevention Training for Aged Care Nurses
‘It is estimated that half of all aged care residents exhibit symptoms consistent with depression, and typically those who currently reside in aged care facilities have low mental health literacy, so identifying issues can be problematic. Unfortunately, this issue is often neglected as it is assumed that depression comes with old age.
More concerning is suicide among aged care residents. Researchers say that between the year 2000 and 2013, 140 residents took their own lives.’
For aged care providers, the safety and wellbeing of residents is paramount. Equipping your staff with the necessary knowledge and skills to recognise and appropriately care for someone at risk of suicide in your facility is vital. The Australian Bureau of Statistics identifies the elderly as a high-risk group.
This four hour workshop teaches aged care nurses how to identify that an aged care resident may be at risk of suicide. It demonstrates how to intervene and the appropriate actions to take to assist them.