Suicide Prevention – Warning Signs, responsibilities, actions, models of care
Over a quarter of young people in the UK experience suicidal thoughts. With rates continuing to rise, and suicide being the leading cause of death amongst young people, prevention is needed now, more than ever. Unquestionably, pastoral staff and nursing teams have a critical role to play in helping to keep students suicide-safe.
The training takes place in a completely supportive environment, allowing participants to ask questions freely, discuss issues of particular concern and consider effective practice.
Both trainers are currently active in the field of assessing suicide risk amongst young people. They will draw on new research and best practice throughout the day to guide participants through this complex and multi-layered subject.
Key Learning Objectives
- Warning signs – early recognition, plus appropriate and timely actions
- Knowing which students are at highest risk of developing suicidal behaviour
- Understanding your role and responsibilities
- Developing clear suicide prevention strategies, safety plans and crisis plans
- How to have effective conversations with students – and when to exercise caution
- What to do in crisis situations
- Key actions for staff after a suicide or suicide attempt