Life Matters Suicide Prevention Trust

Preventing Suicide: Solution Focused Approach

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Following the phenomenal success of his previous face-face workshops with over 900 participants attending across NZ, John Henden is back to present this one-day workshop in Dunedin on Preventing Suicide Using the Solution Focused approach. This workshop is intended specifically, to reduce further the suicide rate amongst clients/service users (SUs) and to act as a refresher workshop for the basic tools and techniques of the SFBT model. Attendees will be provided with a unique approach to the SU who is having suicidal ideas, which both reduces the likelihood of further suicidal thinking and, at the same time, reduces the sense of burden on the health professional. A range of specialised SF tools and techniques are taught and practiced at this workshop. These can be implemented immediately into participants’ daily practice.This training will focus on the practical side of preventing suicide using this approach. There will be some powerful solution-focused techniques demonstrated, followed by interactive practice exercises by participants.

Who Should Attend?

Anyone supporting or working with suicidal persons.This includes, but is not limited to: 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 colleagues, friends, or whanau who are suicidal, and anyone who wants to learn simple yet effective tools to help those at risk.