Who is this for?
Managers, supervisors, staff – anyone who works in your business who comes into contact with staff, customers
What problem does it solve?
Suicide is a terrible phenomenon with thousands of people taking their own lives in the UK and worldwide, every year, and we don’t respond to it especially well: around 50% of people who end their own lives have seen their doctors in the previous week and about 90% in the previous year. To intervene better, we need to be able to spot those who are at risk, help to manage the risk (do our best to ensure it doesn’t happen), and intervene to help people build a rewarding life long-term.
People are often frightened about how they can best help and are worried about saying or doing the wrong thing. People are concerned about and do not know how to look after themselves in potentially stressful situations.
Key features & benefits?
This course is designed to raise awareness of the importance of suicide and inform you about some of the key questions. Specifically:
- Why is it important to know about suicide?
- Busting the myths
- How many people take their own lives?
- What effect does suicide have on friends and family?
- Why do people take their own lives?
- Are there any signs that someone is contemplating suicide?
- If you think someone is contemplating suicide, what can you do about it?
- If you have been affected by someone’s suicide, what can you do to help yourself?
Delegates are taught how to recognise someone who may be suicidal, how to approach them and start a conversation. They are taught some essential listening skills and how to safely resolve a situation and refer a person to friends, family, and other services such as the NHS, Ambulance and police services.
Minimum 8 members up to a maximum of 16.