Confident and Competent: Suicide Prevention Training Series

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Tauranga, Bay of Plenty 3110

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This advanced workshop aims to increase worker confidence and competence in assessing and supporting the suicidal person.

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DUE TO OVERWHELMING INTEREST WE HAVE SHIFTED THE VENUE TO THE UNIVERSITY OF WAIKATO

DAY ONE : LEVEL 1 TE MANAWAROA (DURHAM LANE ENTRANCE)

DAY TWO: LEVEL 2 ROOM 208

Confident and Competent Training Series

Consisting of two one-day workshops the Confident and Competent training series provides a comprehensive suicide intervention training programme. Rather than a siloed approach to assessment and support strategies, this training programme highlights the interconnection of the two and presents the two as part of a continuum of suicide care. The two workshops are:

1. Risky Business: The art of assessing suicide risk and imminent danger

2. Custodians of Hope: Supporting the suicide person

This is a two workshop package and attendance at both days is recommended.

Topics covered in this practical workshop:

• Legal obligations and implications - Duty of Care, Confidentiality and Privacy Act

• Including whanau and significant others as part of the support team

• Overview of the phenomenon of suicide and the 'suicidal moment'

• Key principles in engaging and supporting the suicidal person

• Custodians of Hope model

• Coping vs Safety plan

HEAR AWARD WINNING AND INTERNATIONALLY RESPECTED SUICIDE PREVENTION PRACTITIONER BARRY TAYLOR

Barry has proven leadership over 30 years at local, national and international levels in using community initiatives and strength-based approaches to improve individual and community wellbeing and the prevention of suicide. He has extensive experience in the development, implementation and evaluation of prevention programmes, especially creating collaborative partnerships to prevent or respond to suicide.

Barry's insights are informed by a comprehensive and critical understanding of the research and latest thinking in both the national and international suicide prevention sector. Drawing also on his over 30 years of engaging and supporting suicidal people from different cultures, age groups and genders he offers practical and time proven approaches to assessing risk and providing safe containment and therapeutic support to those experience acute suicidality.

As a health sociologist Barry offers a unique insight into the evolving phenomenon of suicide in the New Zealand context and the critical social and cultural determinants that have influenced it. The workshop is enriched by the learnings from Barry's own lived experience of depression and suicidality and his pathway to recovery. In 2016 he was awarded the NSW Mental Health Commissioner Award in recognition of his outstanding contribution to mental wellbeing and suicide prevention. After a number of years overseas, Barry has returned to New Zealand both passionate and enthused to make a contribution to effective and evidence-based suicide prevention activity.

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