3 hour alertness training.
CHECKMATE is a workplace training develop to equip staff and management to increase life-supporting conversations in the workplace as a way to provide workplace support. We are all bombarded by the stresses and pressures that we face at work, some days we seem to cope really well and other days, we just need to find some clarity to see a way through it all. Checkmate has been designed to equip organisations with the tools to have life-supporting conversations in the workplace. Most people who find themselves stressed out, under pressure and lacking hope and sometimes even thinking about suicide want help, but find it difficult to reach out. Without an articulate invitation for help, they are often communicating this in other forms. CHECKMATE -trained helpers can recognise signs and take life-supporting action by connecting them with life-supporting intervention resources within the workplace.
A life-supporting conversation involves:
-Check in skills
-Listen skilfully to hear what they are trying to say
-Ask clarity questions
-Identify Safety Support Resources and Support them to Safety
-Maintaining caring professional relationships.
It is important that everyone in your organisation has CHECKMATE Skills
CHECKMATE can be tailored to your specific industry or workplace
Learning goals and objectives
Over the course of their training, CHECKMATE participants will learn to:
Notice and respond to situations where a colleague or staff member is in need of supports
Recognize that invitations for help are often overlooked
Explore our dilemmas as helpers and empathise with their dilemmas in reaching out for help.
Apply the CHECKMATE steps to bridge support.
Know community resources and how to connect someone with thoughts of suicide to them for further help
Know how to support them to get the help.
Presentations and guidance from an A-OK registered trainer
Access to support from a local A-OK ambassador
Powerful audiovisual learning aids
The simple yet effective CHECKMATE steps
Hands-on skills practice and development
CHECKMATE helps expand the reach of life-supporting conversational skills in communities in the workplace around NZ.
IF YOU HAVE TEN PEOPLE OR MORE IN YOUR ORGANISATION WANTING TRAINING,
PLEASE EMAIL firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com for a COMMISSIONED workshop.