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From Sad Blokes to Well Men: Changing the focus in male suicide prevention

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It's time to take male suicide out of the too hard basket​ BE PART OF THE SOLUTION

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TEAM OF FIVE MILLION

WE CAME TOGETHER TO MEET THE CHALLENGE OF A PANDEMIC

NOW LETS COME TOGETHER AND MEET THE CHALLENGE OF SUICIDE IN OUR COMMUNITIES

DON'T MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY TO BE PART OF A NATIONAL ACTION TO REDUCE THE HIGH RATES OF SUICIDE IN MEN

Suicide is now at its highest level ever with men over represented in all age and ethnic group. As communities we can no longer ignore this tragic statistic and nor can we continue to do what we have been doing in terms of suicide prevention. 

IT'S TIME FOR A SERIOUS RETHINK IN HOW WE DO SUICIDE PREVENTION AND TO TAKE SUICIDE IN MEN OUT OF THE TOO HARD BASKET

Hear a comprehensive critique of why the suicide rate continues to rise despite numerous prevention initiatives, the reasons why we need to focus more on men and what are proven effective strategies for men.

BE PART OF THE SOLUTION

AN OPPORTUNITY FOR A DAY OF LEARNING WITH INTERNATIONALLY RESPECTED AND AWARD WINNING MALE SUICIDE PREVENTION SPECIALIST BARRY TAYLOR

"Well men"

As a society we know the impact of unwell men. Across all all age and ethnic groups men are the major group who kill themselves every year.  The devastating impact of these deaths on whānau cannot be under-estimated as we know see the next generation of younger men also suiciding. The impact of unwell men, especially Māori and Pacific Islander men, is not just in our suicide statistics. They are in our prisons and mental health facilities as well as being over-represented in numerous other statistics such as long-term unemployment, road fatalities, perpetrators and victims of violence, offending, and addiction.

It matters that men are able to optimise their wellbeing.  Well men contribute to well whānau, communities, workplaces, economy and society

Drawing on over 30 years’ experience of working with men who are suicidal as well as the latest international research findings the workshop offers a conceptual framework from which to analyse the phenomenon of male suicide so to inform the development of targeted and effective evidence-based strategies that is based on what we know about the men who are killing themselves. 

"Helping men and boys to transition from sad blokes to well men must be our focus"

An essential element of this framework is to critique the underlying assumptions that currently inform our understanding of suicide and whether these reflect the lived reality of men in 2020. It calls for a fundamental shift in our approach with a greater emphasis on inviting men on a wellness journey. From suicidal blokes to well men. To enhance men’s sense of purpose and wellbeing and possess strength-based strategies that assist men to navigate through times of distress and crisis. Barry also offers his personal insights as a man who has lived with depression for many years.

Applying both sociological and gender analysis to broaden our understanding of suicide in men, the workshop examines the impact that the changes gender roles and expectations have had on men’s sense of identity and purpose and ultimately on their wellbeing and the rise in suicide. In assessing suicide risk in men social and cultural factors such as ethnicity, age and sexuality, social and economic disparities, colonisation and intergenerational trauma are just as critical as psychological factors.

Topics covered:

  • Overview of suicide in men
  • The Suicidal Moment - Men's thoughts, emotions and behaviour in the "suicidal moment”
  • Masculinity for the 21st Century - Are traditional notions of masculinity meeting the needs of men in 20120?  How the changes in men’s roles and identity contribute to suicide  in men
  • Intergenerational suicide among men and its impact of whānau and hapū 
  • A vision for men’s wellbeing: An holistic approach to conceptualising men’s wellbeing and key mental wellbeing messages for men

Target Audience

This workshop is suitable for clinical and non-clinical workers. Research shows that the workers in non-health setting are more likely to be wellbeing champions and/ or engage with depressed and suicidal men. For this reason, having 'first point of call' workers who are knowledgeable about men's wellbeing and confident and competent in responding to the distressed or suicidal male has proven highly effective. Workers from a wide range of sectors are encouraged to attend.

An opportunity for a day of learning with award winning suicidologist, Barry Taylor

Barry is an award-winning suicide prevention practitioner with proven leadership over 32 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 programmes at the local and national level, especially creating collaborative partnerships to prevent or respond to suicide. He led New Zealand’s first national response to youth suicide in the late 1980s.  He has lectured and mentored programmes both nationally and internationally, and been appointed to numerous government advisory committees on mental wellbeing and suicide prevention.

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 many years of engaging and supporting suicidal men from different cultures, age groups and genders he offers practical and time proven approaches in both preventing male suicide and providing effective interventions with suicidal men as well as leading initiatives for optimising men's wellbeing.  

As a health sociologist Barry offers an unique insight into the evolving phenomenon of male suicide in the New Zealand context and the critical social and cultural determinants that have influenced it, insights that very few others trainers or training programs in this country could provide. 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 determined and passionate about making a contribution to promoting men's wellbeing and to building the knowledge base, competence and capability within our country to effectively respond to the unacceptably high rates of male suicide.

Previous participants’ feedback

"The best and most informative workshop I have attended in 27 years of mental health nursing”Community Mental Health Nurse

"This workshop should be compulsory for anyone working with men”Male Family Violence Worker

"It was as if Barry was talking about every young man I see at school”School Counsellor

"I have much better understanding about depressed and suicidal men. Going away with lots of ideas of how work with the men in my community”Rural Community Support Worker

"Thanks for being so inclusive of older men. They are so often forgotten”Aged Care Worker

"The incorporation of Te Ao Māori into the training was excellent and made it relevant to the men I work with”Kaiwhakatere

"Most helpful workshop I have been to in regards to suicide”Mental Health Recovery Programme Facilitator

"Appreciated how inclusive the presenter was of different cultures and his analysis of how culture influences what it means to be a man”Refugee Health Worker

WORKSHOP PLACES ARE LIMITED. REGISTER EARLY TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT

Minimum Number of Participants:  10       Maximum Number of Participants:  30Places in each workshop are limited. If the workshop is full please register your name on the waitlist. 

Payment:  Payment is by either Visa or Mastercard.  

Organisations can request to pay by invoice. At the payment method part of the registration process click on Change and select Pay By Invoice

Terms for Payment By Invoice

Payment by Invoice is only for NGOs, Government Departments, DHBs, PHOs, Schools and tertiary organisations, businesses.

By selecting Pay By Invoice the organisation agrees to the following conditions:

1.  Your place in the workshop is not confirmed until payment has been received. Payment of the invoice must be made within seven days of registering to avoid having your registration cancelled. Late payment fees apply.

2.  Please IGNORE the invoice from Eventbrite. A NZ tax compliant Tax Invoice from TaylorMade Training and Consulting will be sent to you separately which will contain bank details for payment.  

3.  By registering for the workshop, you agree to the cancellation and policy. (refer below).  Organisations who cancel within seven days of the workshop and have not paid the invoice for the outstanding registration fee are still obligated to pay the outstanding debt.

Catering:This workshop is fully catered. Please indicate in the registration process if you have any particular dietary requirements.  If you register after the registration closing date, while every effort will be made, your dietary requirements may not be able to be catered.

Scholarships: There is a limited number of partial and full scholarships for those wishing to attend the workshop. Full scholarships are available for mental health consumers, carers and volunteers. Partial scholarships of either 25% or 50%  off the registration fee are available for full time tertiary students in health, social service and disability related courses. Further information and how to apply for a scholarship is available on the TaylorMade website.

Cancellation and Refund Policy

Workshops can fill quickly. If you are no longer able to attend the workshop please cancel your registration as soon as possible. The following refund policy is strictly adhered to.

Cancellation up to seven days prior to the commencement of the workshop:  Full Refund less $30 + GST admin feeCancellation within seven days prior to the commencement of the workshop:No refund but registration can be transferred to another person. To transfer your registration log on to your registration and update the name and contact details to the new person attending.No show on the day of workshop:   No refund 

Cancellation of Workshop by TaylorMade: TaylorMade Training and Consulting (TMTC) reserve the right to cancel the workshop if there are not the minimum number of registrations. If cancelled, participants will be offered a refund either by way of a credit to attend another TMTC workshop (within 12 months of the cancelled workshop) or full refund of their registration fee.  Refunds will made by electronic transfer into a bank account specified by the participant. TMTC accept no responsibility for any other costs incurred by participant as a result of a workshop cancellation. 

Disclaimer

The information provided in the workshop handout notes and at the workshops are the views of the trainer, and do not necessarily reflect the views of TaylorMade Training and Consulting. The information and professional advice delivered in the workshop and the associated printed material is provided solely on the basis that before relying on this material, participants should obtain appropriate advice relevant to their particular circumstance to evaluate its accuracy, currency, completeness and relevance for their purposes. TaylorMade Training and Consulting will not be liable for any damages of any kind to any person or entity arising from the use of this information. Your attendance at this workshop reflects your acceptance of this statement.

Organiser Contact Details

Barry Taylor Principal Consultant TaylorMade Training and Consulting

Email:      registration@tmtc.co.nz

Office:      04 905 6145 Mobile:    022 104 5060

Website:  www.tmtc.co.nz

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