A two day skills-based workshop that equips caregivers for an effective suicide intervention role commences at Boyle Family Resource Centre today Thursday.
The emphasis is on suicide first aid – helping a person at imminent risk stay safe and seek further help.
Participants reflect on their attitudes and beliefs about suicide and how these may affect their intervention role.
They learn how to notice invitations for help and ask directly about suicide.
An intervention framework is provided and modeled.
This is followed by extensive opportunities to practice skills needed to implement the model.
Community resources likely to promote life links and continuity of care are also identified.
The course is taking place on Thursday 26th and Friday 27th October 2017