Suicide Awarness: Focussed Intervention Strategies

An encouraging, informational & transformational experience

This workshop is for mental health care professionals who wants to feel more competent in identifying suicidal thoughts within clients and confident to respond to prevent the immediate risk of suicidal actions...

The program addresses the risks and realities of suicide within all groups in society from young people to the elderly. The workshop is a one day retrospective day of learning exploring some of the facts of suicide, along with philosophical enquiry models of learning to better empathize and connect with suicidal clients.

Participants will go on a journey where together we will explore:

  • the myths and facts about suicide;

  • understanding the context of suicidal thoughts;

  • helping the suicidal person;

  • applying intervention;

  • raising awareness of special needs within special groups; and

  • helping survivors of suicide.

Workshop Sessions

  1. Trends and Perspectives on Suicide: This session explores patterns around the globe in relation to suicidality.

  2. Attitudes Towards Suicide: Society still holds a number of beliefs about the individual decisions people make in relation to ending life, this session explores a number of these beliefs.

  3. Myths and Facts: Building on attitudes the facilitators will go to expel a number of myths that can influence a practitioners intervention.

  4. Warning Signs and Risk Factors: What should you be looking out for and what do these warning signs tell you about the individuals position?

  5. Helping the Suicidal Person: What are the stages of suicide? How to evaluate the potential of the sucidial person? What is the lethality of their mindset? How do you hope in that moment? What crisis interventions are best to apply and when?

  6. Special Groups and Societies Institutions: Which groups in our community are at greater risk of suicidal thoughts and actions? What roles do different institutions such as school and church groups play? Is it just young people who are at risk? Or what about gay and lesbian people? How about cultural minorities? Who what when and where???

  7. Helping Survivors: Family and friends, children, colleagues from work, clergy and emergency service operators are just a some of the people who need help afterwards...

  8. What Next? What should you do now to make sure you are ready to help someone in this space...

Workshop Objectives

You will leave this workshop:

  • confidence to better identify the signs that someone may be in a suicide mindset;

  • what crisis interventions to apply; and

  • how to help the individual and others affected by a persons decision to end their life.

Workshop Designed For

This workshop is designed for Psychiatrists, Psychologists (clinical, counselling & generalist), Psychotherapists, Social Workers, Counsellors and health or mental health professionals working with patients and clients in all counselling settings. The workshop is also suitable for teachers, school counselors and Human Resource Management staff and anyone helping people through life...

About The Presenters

The workshop will be co-facilitated by at least two of the three trainers with the NeuroBalance team...

Shane Warren Shane is a registered psychotherapist, certified practising hypnotherapist and certified practising coach. He works in private practice in Sydney, Singapore and Hong Kong, and also consults in the areas of human resource leadership and organisational development. Shane has recently retired as the Co-Chair of the Asia Pacific Ethical Board of Review, the Chair of Public Relations for the Asia Pacific Alliance of Coaches; and is currently the AsiaPac Convenor for the Association of Coaching, and chair of the board of the International Resilience Institute Sydney. A popular guest on Australian daytime television Shane can be regularly seen on Studio 10, The Morning Show and The Daily Edition. He has published a number of personal development and self-growth books most recently ‘Perspectives on Coping and Resilience’ in association with Drs Venkat Pulla and Andrew Shatte; as well as ‘Diversity in Coaching: Working with Culture, Gender, Race and Age’ in association with Prof. Jonathan Passmore.

Susan Sandy Susan has more than 12 years experience working in mental health, and has been the Managing Director of Life Vision Counselling since 2006, providing counselling, clinical psychology and virtual reality hypnotherapy. She has also worked for the Victorian Department of Education and Early Childhood Development, and as the National Sales and Training Manager for Virtual Medicine.

Richard Hill Richard Hill is acknowledged internationally as an expert in human dynamics, communications, the brain and the mind. Richard is a board member of the Global Association of Interpersonal Neurobiology Studies (GAINS), a select member of the International Psychosocial Genomics Research Group and is the director of the Mindscience Institute. He holds Masters degrees in Arts, Education and Mind and Brain Sciences (end 2013). He has two books, Choose Hope and How the ‘real world’ Is Driving Us Crazy! as well as numerous articles, journal papers and book chapters published worldwide.


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