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Thriving Not Dying: Understanding suicide in young people and what we can d...

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ibis Hamilton Tainui

18 Alma Street

Hamilton, Waikato 3204

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The suicide of a young person has a devastating impact on all those connected. Depsite numerous initiatives, we have seen in rercent an increase in the rates of suicide in young people, particularly Maori. The prevention of such deaths is challenging due to the complexity of the inter-relating factors that influence suicidal behaviour in the young people. This workshop will provide an overview of these factors and what has been shown to be effective prevention and intervention strategies.

Based on thirty years of working with suicidal young people, Barry will offer a critique of current suicide prevention initiatives, providing insights into:

  • The inculuration of suicidal thinking and behaviour in youth culture

  • To talk or not to talk about suicide - an overview of the different perspectives and the pro and cons of each perspective

  • Current and future trends of suicide in young people - the increase of suicide in young women, Pacific Island and why young Maori suicide is remain consistently and disproportionately high

  • The changing dynamics of suicidality in young people - making sense of their suicide narrative

  • The correlation between mood disorders and suicide

  • The rise of trauma related suicide

Topics covered:

  • The phenomenon of suicide in young people – What is it and how is it explained

  • Not all the same: Gender and cultural differences

  • Self-Harm or Suicidal behaviour – What’s the Difference?

  • Risky behaviour – Addressing underlying risk factors in young people to mitigate the risk of suicide

  • Boozed and Sad – The influence of alcohol and depression in suicidal ideation and behaviour

  • Thriving in adversity - Enhancing protective factors to mitigate the risk of suicide

  • Stuffing up but not stuffing off: Compassion, forgiveness and problem solving for young people in crisis

  • To Talk or Not to Talk – Discussing suicide with young people

  • Understanding copycat suicide and suicide contagion in young people

An opportunity for a day of learning with internationally respected suicidologist, 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. His work has strongly focussed on suicide prevention, intervention and postvention including leadership of New Zealand’s first national response to youth suicide in the late 1980s.

Barry has lectured and mentored programmes, both nationally and internationally, and been appointed to numerous government advisory committees on mental wellebing promotion and suicide prevention. In 2016 he was awarded the NSW Mental Health Commissioner's Community Champion Award in recognition of his outstanding contribution to mental wellbeing and suicide prevention.

As a Health Sociologist and Public Health practitioner, Barry has a long-term interest in the social determinants of wellbeing, especially the role of gender and he brings a wealth of knowledge and passion for promoting wellbeing in men.

Barry has extensive experience in suicide postvention. He has guided numerous communities, schools, universities, workplaces and mental health organisations through the aftermath of a suicide as well as providing support to those bereaved by suicide. He is a member of the Clusters and Contagion in Suicidal Behaviour and the Suicide Postvention and Bereavement Special Interest Groups of the International Association for Suicide Prevention.

He has advised government on effective postvention strategies and provided guidance for schools in both New Zealand and Australia. In 1990 he wrote the first postvention guidelines for New Zealand schools, In a Time of Crisis. In 2007 he developed the Wellington Regional Postvention Response, a whole of community response aimed at preventing suicide contagion and ensuring appropriate support to the bereaved.

He received a Winston Churchill Fellowship in 1990.

After a number of years primarily based in Australia, Barry has recently returned to New Zealand and looks forward to continuing his work in a New Zealand setting.


WORKSHOP PLACES ARE LIMITED. REGISTER EARLY TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT

Minimum Number of Participants: 15 Maximum Number of Participants: 30
Places in each workshop are limited. If the workshop is full please register your name on the waitlist. TaylorMade Training and Consulting reserve the right to cancel the workshop if there are not the minimum number of registrations. If cancelled a full refund will be given.

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 dietarty 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 workshops. Scholarships are available for mental health consumers, carers, volunteers and tertiary students in health, social service and disability related courses.

Cancellation and Refund Policy
Single workshop:

If you are no longer able to attend the workshop please cancel your registration as soon as possible.

Cancellation up to five working days prior to the commencement of the workshop:
Full Refund less $25 admin fee

Cancellation within five working days prior to the commencement of the workshop:
No refund but registration can be transferred to another person

No show on the day of workshop: No refund

To transfer your registration log on to your registration and update the name and contact details to the new person attending.

Organiser Contact Details
Barry Taylor
Principal Consultant
TaylorMade Training and Consulting
Email: barry@taylormadetrainingconsulting.com
Mobile: 022 470 1852
Office: 04 905 6145

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