Professional Development Training in the health and mental health sector
We cover a full range of workshop to equip a health or mental health professional to feel as though all their learning outcomes are met in suicide intervention and suicide recovery training.
Every health professional need to be able to have foundational helping skills around being able to be alert to someones cry for help and then being able to TALK with them towards safety connections.
Most professionals work alongside other professionals. It is important that we can have these life-supporting conversations with our colleagues, families and freinds. Being able to sustain the professionalism and keep the life-supporting conversation going is a specific skill in itself. Lets look at how we draw the line of professionalism around our life-supporting conversations with peers or colleagues.
Suicide First Aid / ASIST
Most people in the professional realm need to have this training as an essential. We need people to have conversations that explore how suicide has come about or how the challenging situation has come about and and through this exploration that we may identify the support that is keeping them here. This supporting-life find is imperative in their journey going forward under safekeeping parameters with safety supports in place. Whether you can afford 1 day or 2, both these workshops are highly recommended.
Suicide to HOPE
The intention of a safety plan is to keep people safe from suicide or from risk. This doesn't resolve the problem. The next part of their journey is to recover from this, to learn and growth. This requires a very structure conversation around supporting-life. There are many creative ways of supporting someone along this journey, however, it cannot start until we are able to help the person understand how this has all come about. Suicide2hope is the a route hope restoration to support-life.
Equipping people with life-supporting conversation skills will result in:
Developing a culture of collegial-support thus increasing the options of alerted helpers.
An Immediate response due to increased alertness
An Immediate connection to safety supports
Collaborated safety plans to manage work and life balance
Continuously improved health and wellbeing strategy/approach
Workplace-led solutions to build life-supporting workplaces.
Suicide Prevention Strategy that focuses on building life-supporting workplaces.
Here are some helpful websites for building workplace wellbeing
Five Ways to Wellbeing, Nga Ara Rima: Covers five actions we can build into our everyday lives to benefit the wellbeing of individuals, workplaces/organisations, families and communities. They are Connect, Give, Take notice, Keep learning, Be active.
WHO’s Healthy Workplaces: A model for action: The World Health Organization’s explanation and framework for building a healthy workplace.
Wellplace.nz: A great resource for workplace wellbeing strategies.