Preventing Suicide Using The Solution Focused Approach

Where: Quality Hotel Plymouth International, Cnr Courtenay & Leach Streets, New Plymouth, Taranaki

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Earlybird: $195.50
  • General Admission: $224.25
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Over 600 New Zealanders take their lives every year, with countless more experiencing suicidal ideas or acting on these thoughts in the form of non-fatal suicide attempts.

Interestingly, studies have shown that around 60% of those who die by suicide, speak to a helping professional in the weeks prior to their death. All human services professionals need a framework for assessing and intervening with suicidal clients, to ensure that these opportunities for intervention are utilized for the maximum benefit of their at-risk clients.

About the workshop:
John Henden presents this workshop, on Preventing Suicide Using the Solution Focused approach – a unique approach to working with the suicidal person which reduces both suicidal thinking, and the sense of burden on the helper.

This workshop specifically aim to reduce suicide rates amongst those contemplating suicide and to teach the basic tools and techniques of the solution-focused approach to those working with suicidal persons, or those directly supporting suicidal persons. It also provide tools and skills, that can be implemented immediately, that reduce the sense of burden on those supporting the suicidal person.

At the conclusion of the workshop, attendees will:
- Have a good grasp of the basic concepts of the solution focused approaches to the suicidal person.
- Be confident enough to apply at least three of the solution focused skills learnt, with immediate effect, into their current working practice.
- Feel more comfortable in their dealings with people who want to talk about suicide or self harm as an option for dealing with their difficulties.
- Appreciate the value and importance of optimism within themselves, even when dealing with the most tragic of human circumstances confronting them.

Who Should Attend:
Front-line staff working in social services, health, education and law enforcement: Key Workers, Unit Managers, Mental Health Nurses, Social Workers, Psychologists, Psychiatrists RTLB, Teachers, General Practitioners, Therapists, Emergency Room staff, Telephone Helpline staff, Residential Care Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists, Licensed Practicing Counselors, Police and Probation Officers.

Also, volunteers, and those who have the lived-experience of supporting Whanau who are suicidal, and anyone who wants to learn simple yet effective tools to help those at risk.

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