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Suicide & Self Harm Training

Suicide and self-harm are serious mental health concerns that require effective understanding, prevention, and response strategies. Suicide and self-harm training provides essential knowledge and skills to professionals, caregivers, and community members to effectively understand, prevent, and respond to mental health crises.
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Substance Misuse Online

Our Online Substance Misuse Course enables attendees to gain an understanding of what is entailed within substance misuse, how to aid an individual as well as how these substances can damage the human body.

Understanding Self Harm Online

Understanding Self Harm Online

Our Understanding Self Harm course enables attendees to identify signs, recognise the difference between direct and indirect self-harm and what the different types of self-harm are.

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Suicide Prevention

Our suicide prevention training enables attendees to better understand suicide, suicidal ideation, suicide risk management and strategies to promote suicide prevention.

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First Aid for Mental Health Level 3

An in-depth, accredited course in First Aid for Mental Health, covering recognition, treatment and support of a variety of conditions including PTSD, Depression, Substance Abuse, and Personality Disorders.

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First Aid for Mental Health Level 2

A single day, accredited course in First Aid for Mental Health, covering recognition, awareness and support for a variety of conditions including PTSD, Depression, Substance Abuse, and Personality Disorders.

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Understanding Mental Health & Mental Illness

Our Mental health and mental illnesses course enables attendees to state the difference between mental health and mental illness as well as to identify the different causes of mental illnesses.

Ligature & Protocol Training

Our half day Ligature Training & Protocol Course covers skills and confidence to reduce, assess, manage and treat incidents of ligature.

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Understanding Self Harm

Our Understanding Self-Harm Training enables attendees to understand what self harm is and how to recognise potential signs as well as the potential causes if self harm and identify its possible triggers.

Suicide and Self-Harm Training: Understanding, Preventing, and Responding to Mental Health Crises

Suicide and self-harm are serious mental health concerns that require effective understanding, prevention, and response strategies. Suicide is the act of intentionally taking one’s own life, and self-harm refers to an intentional injury to one’s own body without the intent to die. Both are complex issues that can have severe and lasting consequences for individuals, families, and communities. To address these challenges, suicide and self-harm training provides essential knowledge and skills to professionals, caregivers, and community members to effectively understand, prevent, and respond to mental health crises.

Understanding suicide and self-harm is a critical component of effective prevention and response. Suicide and self-harm can result from a variety of risk factors, including mental health disorders, past trauma, substance abuse, social isolation, and stressful life events. Suicide and self-harm can affect individuals of all ages, genders, cultures, and backgrounds. Suicide rates are particularly high among vulnerable populations such as LGBTQ+ individuals, veterans, and individuals with a history of mental illness. Understanding the risk factors, warning signs, and underlying causes of suicide and self-harm is crucial for identifying those at risk and intervening appropriately.

Preventing suicide and self-harm requires a multi-faceted approach that includes early intervention, risk assessment, and safety planning. Suicide and self-harm training equips participants with the knowledge and skills to recognise warning signs, assess risk factors, and engage in effective interventions. This may involve establishing rapport and trust, conducting a thorough assessment of suicidal or self-harming behaviour, and developing a safety plan to mitigate risk. Prevention strategies may also involve addressing underlying mental health conditions, providing emotional support, and connecting individuals with appropriate resources and support networks. Suicide and self-harm training emphasises the importance of a collaborative and compassionate approach to prevent further harm and promote mental wellness.

Responding to mental health crises such as suicidal or self-harming behaviour requires prompt and appropriate action. Suicide and self-harm training helps participants develop skills to respond effectively in crisis situations. This may include strategies to manage acute risk, de-escalation techniques, and crisis communication skills. Participants learn how to assess the level of risk, prioritise safety, and engage in empathic and non-judgmental communication with individuals in distress. Responding to mental health crises also involves knowing when and how to involve other professionals or emergency services, and how to provide ongoing support and follow-up care.

Suicide and self-harm training also emphasise the importance of self-care for professionals and caregivers. Caring for individuals in crisis can be emotionally challenging and may trigger personal distress. Training programs provide strategies for managing one’s own emotions, building resilience, and seeking support when needed. Participants learn the importance of maintaining healthy boundaries, practising self-compassion, and engaging in self-care activities to prevent compassion fatigue and burnout.

In conclusion, suicide and self-harm training is essential for understanding, preventing, and responding to mental health crises. It equips professionals, caregivers, and community members with the knowledge and skills to effectively recognise warning signs, assess risk factors, intervene appropriately, and provide ongoing support. By understanding the complexities of suicide and self-harm, and by developing effective prevention and response strategies, individuals and communities can work together to save lives, promote mental wellness, and create a safer and more compassionate environment for those in need.

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