Let’s Talk About Suicide
The ‘Let’s Talk About Suicide’ course provides a learning opportunity that enables participants to improve their knowledge of the subject of suicide at a foundation level. On this course participants will consider how they will use the knowledge gained to inform their practice.
Course content includes: factors, signs, language, myths and stigma, feelings and reactions, responsibilities and limitations, and working with others.
By the end of the course, delegates will:
- Be able to list at least 4 factors that contribute to someone being at risk of suicide.
- Be able to detail at least 4 signs that could indicate someone is contemplating suicide.
- Learn about the language and myths that feed into the stigma of suicide and use this knowledge to modify learner’s own language and behaviour.
- Explore personal feelings and reactions and understand how these can affect conversation about suicide.
- Understand and identify your responsibilities and limitations and know when, how, and why you should work closely with colleagues/ mental health professionals /emergency services.
- Understand the concept of “being safe for now” and learn about the mobile app “stay safe”.
Be aware of policies and procedures when addressing the needs of someone at risk of suicide.
Learning hours: 6 Hours
Pre-course Learning : Desirable that participants complete ZSA Suicide Awareness Training on iLearn.
Assessment: Demonstrate understanding through discussion, response to questions and feedback from group activities.
Other courses helpful for development: Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training, Mental Health First Aid, Working with Complex Mental Health Needs.
Learning Platform: Zoom
Who Should Apply?
Officers/Chaplains: Open to all officers and Chaplains.
Corps and other departments: Open to staff from corps and other departments with support from line manager.
HSU: This course is essential for anyone in a support role. It is open to other staff as part of professional development.
Note: Should an employee/officer book a place on a course but then subsequently fail to attend or complete the course, repayment of cost of the course will be charged to the department/appointment concerned (recoverable from the individual) (Policy CS04 Sect 6.5).